So, according to this article, “France today escalated its military involvement in Ivory Coast's three-month-old rebellion, sending an additional 150 troops with a tougher mandate to enforce a truce.”
We have a 15-0 UN Security Council vote backing us (on top of 16 or so more over the last 11 years), Congressional authorization, and many allies on board, to invade Iraq, yet America still gets accused of “unilateralism.” The French are particularly scathing in their criticism.
France apparently has a self-made “mandate” to escalate their involvement in Ivory Coast. This expands their earlier self-drafted “mandate” to intervene in the first place. Sean Penn is reportedly en route to issue a statement saying war is bad.
As Al Bundy so brilliantly put it, “It is wrong to be French.”