Nation of the Month: France
As the intrepid Terry Glavin notes,
It seems to take quite a lot for a spectacular state-failure catastrophe to attract the attention of the civilized world these days, what with U.S. President Barack Obama’s persistent and absurd reiterations of his administration’s fantasy that “the tide of war is receding” and everything.
But France is paying attention. Besides stepping up to the Islamist assault on Mali,
French Interior Minister Manuel Valls has said that a handful of radical imams will be expelled from the country in the coming days as part of ongoing efforts to deport foreign-born preachers who "refer to the need to fight against France".
Liberty, equality, fraternity. France: the country that keeps on giving.