A unilateral invasion without the permission of the United Nations. Thousands of civilian deaths. Mass graves uncovered. A foreign power imposing its will on a xenophobic, restless, resentful populace. Massive protests in the streets against the meddling foreigners, calling their leader a "terrorist" and "enslaver." More troops pouring in, desperately trying to keep order and failing. Widespread fear of a quagmire. Whole segments of the population begging President Bush to help them expel the hated French invaders...What? Somebody hates the French?
Hang on... what was that last part again?
The French have a long history of military defeats, anybody think this will be any different?
[T]he last time [the French] got in over their heads and asked for American aid was in a place called Dien Bien Phu in 1954, and we'd rather not repeat history?