Originally Posted by 03USMC
Okay I'll take your point about the debt. But lets not fool ourselves into thinking that the French aided the colonies out of a love of liberty or any high minded notion.
They aided the Colonies because it suited their purposes. Keeping large amounts of the Royal Army and Navy tied up with rebellious colonials kept them out of Europe.
But doesn't any country act out of self interest? Surely America has done this throughout their history!