Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ivory Coast: It's Over

Gbagbo has surrendered and asked for UN protection. I think you have to say France handled this well: with patience, and just the necessary increment of force at the end. Pending further revelations, of course.

UPDATE: Or maybe he hasn't quite surrendered. Conflicting signals. Stay tuned.


So, the great debate on laïcité has come and gone. The earth did not move. The Republic is safe. Yawn.

Chance Encounters: Mélenchon, Le Pen, Dati