7. "We can't rely on these French."

     That depends on what you mean by "rely". If you expect the French to react like Americans, you will be disappointed. They are not Americans; they are French. If you expect the French to hurry the way we do, you will be disappointed; the French don't hurry - neither do most of the people in the world outside of America.

     But we were able to rely on the French for the most important thing: France fought with us, not against us, twice in the past two decades.