From Abu Ghraib To Dominique Strauss-Kahn, A French View On Sex And War In America

08/25/2011 10:23 am ET | Updated Oct 25, 2011

PARIS - A few years ago, we were on a family beach vacation in Florida. After a swim, my two-year-old daughter took off her bathing suit. Suddenly, the summer visitors began looking at us sideways. A few minutes later, a sheriff's deputy equipped with an arsenal that could destroy an entire city, arrived and shouted at us that we had to get our daughter dressed again  if we didn't want to get fined.

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