Mission Civilisatrice

by Clifford D. May

National Journal reports:

French Warplanes Enter Libyan Airspace

In response to Libyan dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi’s advance on Benghazi, France has dispatched warplanes to the skies over Libya to protect civilians, French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced from Paris on Saturday.

“We are doing this in order to protect the civilian populations from this murderous madness,” said French President Nicholas Sarkozy.

Much as I dislike the idea of UN “authorization” for anything, it is encouraging to see the French commit to a fight that is not related to the opening of a McDonald’s.

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