Germany has the world’s only army dedicated to not shooting back. Although admittedly that might not be such a bad thing. Canada’s army has political leadership unworthy of them. And we’re too busy burning poppies to pursue bin Laden. But — behold! — the French seem willing to fight:
France may contribute “several hundred” more troops to reinforce the fight against the Taliban and their al-Qaida allies in Afghanistan, the prime minister told parliament Tuesday.
Francois Fillon, speaking at the National Assembly amid domestic opposition to a bigger French deployment, said NATO and its allies must stop Afghanistan from again becoming a hub of international terrorism.