It was never going to work out, this break-up with France. The French-American love affair just keeps going, a folie a deux that's lasted nearly three centuries. It's tempestuous, hot and heavy, beyond reason. Like all the great, impossible mismatches -- F. Scott Fitgerald and Zelda, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee -- it cannot end.
--Willima Grimes in today's Times