Africans who seek a liberal society might be forgiven for spying a glimmer of hope in the news. After all, France has spent decades brutalizing them, slaughtering their democratic leaders, propping up their vicious dictators, watching on location with blasé disinterest as Rwanda was hacked to bits, defending slavery in Central African Republic, and much more. All this after colonialism “ended.”
And with Sarkozy threatening to sloppily meddle across the globe at whim using the thus-far disastrous Libya model, can we help but smirk at the idea that France’s army is overstretched?
The headline reads that “some” worry. None of those some are people interested in a more just and peaceful world.