Monday, March 17, 2003[posted by jaed at 1:40 PM]
"When it comes to French national interests, the United Nations does not exist":
Arnaud de Borchgrave offers a brief history of French actions to change regimes (mostly in the area of France's former African colonies, and always without even a figleaf of international support), including a lightning 58-minute coup in the Central African Republic.
I wonder whether we should have invaded Iraq and then gone to the UNSC for a resolution. It's what France did with the Ivory Coast, after all, and this sort of behavior didn't seem to bother anyone unless I've missed the slew of condemnatory polemics in the European press.