No, I'm not referring to their ignominious exit from Euro 2008, but something much worse.
Robert Fox writes:
President Sarkozy has announced the most radical shake-up in France's defence and security policy for more than 40 years - since 1966 when President De Gaulle hauled France out of the military alliance of Nato as a very Gallic gesture of independence from America.
Sarkozy told 3,000 French officers today that their country will rejoin the integrated military command of Nato.
One thing I'm sure of: the greatest Frenchman of the 20th Century will be turning in his grave.