Let’s see, the last time we went trotting in behind France to meddle in the internal affairs of an African Islamist country, providing (at first) only “support,” was . . . Libya. How’d that work out, again?
If I were the U.S. ambassador to Mali, I reckon I’d tape my resignation letter to my office door and hop the next plane out. The last guy in that position didn’t do too well, and we still don’t know the circumstances under which his mission ended.