Pop quiz: since 1960, how

Pop quiz: since 1960, how many times have the French intervened militarily in other countries, often with the stated goal of “regime change,” without even trying to get authorization from the UN Security Council? Click here for the answer, and marvel at the hypocrisy. (via Stephen Pollard)
Meanwhile, the National Post‘s Gerald Owen says the French don’t deserve their reputation for military cowardice, and that World War II was an uncharacteristic fiasco for a country with a long tradition of valour. In particular, he notes that the American Revolution almost certainly wouldn’t have been won without the help of the French Navy, which kept the British at bay.
Well, maybe. They’re still behaving like opportunistic assholes, though.