The Federalist is holding a contest for the best answer to this: "What is it like to go to war without the French?"
Some responses already in: "Going to war without the French is like going to Thanksgiving dinner without your mother-in-law." "Going to war without the French is like...well...World War II."
To enter, go here, or send email to TwoCents@Federalist.com. To subscribe to The Federalist, go here.
UPDATE: Bill Herbert offers a raspberry here.