No Aries 1 all American finest engineering.
Liberty French US collaboration.
The point was that the politicians want a near term rocket to replace Atlas that has no foreign parts .
Heh, there's foreign and then there's foreign.
It's highly unlikely there will be any embargo's with France.
It should be noted for a while the Delta IV's second stage's hydrogen tank was was made by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries so having a foreign contractor manufacture a tank is nothing new.
I wonder could a stretched Delta IV second stage plus a BE-3 or the first stage of the H-IIA make a decent second stage on a smaller Ares I.
Though in the latter the it might be desirable to substitute the LE-7A for a J-2X or two BE-3s.
At first I thought the stick was ludicrous but with the RD-180 situation maybe the concept wasn't so crazy after all.