An open letter to the nation of France:
Next time the German army crosses the Rhine and marches in triumph down the Champs Elysees, don't call us--we'll call you.
The lack of permission for an overflight of our F-111s may have cost us the loss of one plane and crew. Thanks a lot for the thousands of dead and millions of casualties in two World Wars that the United States suffered for your country--a country that could have prevented World War II by merely firing on Hitler's troops when they marched into the Rhineland in March of 1936.
You showed no guts then, and you have repeated yourselves today!
THOMAS C. DORSEY