By Mohammad Azeemullah
“Mr. Hollande reiterated his determination to annihilate the Islamic State. “France is at war,” he told a rare joint session of Parliament at the Château de Versailles.
Mr. Hollande proposed extending the state of emergency that he declared on Friday for three months, and making it easier to revoke the French citizenship of those who hold dual passports and are involved in terrorism.”
President Hollande should have a couple of hours of sound sleep. These statements are going to come back to haunt him in days, weeks, and months ahead.
An established nation like France declaring war against a stateless group of terrorists who use asymmetrical tactics is politically unwise.
At what point is such a war over? Who do they make peace with?
America got itself in a lot of trouble for similar posturing after 9/11. Trillions of dollars, and many human lives later, where are they at with our War on Terror?
There is a difference between bluster and well-thought-out plans.