I didn't even report Saïf Qaddafi's boast yesterday that Libya was "in negotiation" with France, because I thought he was bluffing. But now Alain Juppé has confirmed that there are contacts between the Libyan regime and his ministry with an eye to Qaddafi's departure. And the Libyan prime minister is prepared to negotiate with the rebels without Qaddafi. Sounds like victory is nigh. Bastille Day would be a fine time to announce a breakthrough, don't you think? Coup de comm', anyone?
UPDATE: Jean Daniel's thoughts. He also speaks of a Bastille Day announcement!
A summary of the war so far.