USA Today has an interesting article on the changing perceptions of the United States by the French. On this the 60th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, many of those who lived through the war (or its aftermath) still hold the US in high regard ("Americans are God. The rest are (French expletive)", said one man). Younger French do not, regarding the US as just another country. It's a shame to see such a clear example of how our stature in the world has slipped in the intervening decades.