110695667

It looks increasingly as if the war in Libya will be commanded by an ad hoc coalition of the willing under the tricouleur. This is also encouraging:

Qatar has sent four warplanes, the United Arab Emirates has offered support, and British Prime Minister David Cameron said Kuwait and Jordan had agreed to make logistical contributions to protect civilians in Libya...

NATO said the arms embargo mission involved a command-and-control ship from Italy, four frigates from Turkey and one each from Britain, Spain, Greece, Italy, Canada and the United States; submarines from Spain, Italy and Turkey, and auxiliary ships from Italy and Turkey. "This is to cut off the flow of arms and armed mercenaries to the Gaddafi regime," spokeswoman Lungescu said.

I wonder what "logistical contributions" is bullshit for?

(Photo: US, European and Arab leaders pose for a family photo on March 19, 2011 at the Elysee Palace in Paris after a Libya crisis summit.

An ultimatum sent by France, Britain, the United States and Arab countries to Kadhafi yesterday warned Moamer Kadhafi to 'immediately' cease all attacks on his people or face the consequences. (LtoR, foreground), European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, Qatar's Prime minister and Foreign minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem bin Jaber al Thani, British Prime minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Union president Herman Van Rompuy, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, France's Prime minister Francois Fillon, President Nicolas Sarkozy, Foreign minister Alain Juppe, Arab League chief Amr Mussa, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Denmark Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen. Background : Belgian Prime minister Yves Leterme, Canadian Prime minister Stephen Harper, Morocco's Foreign minister Taib Fassi Fihri, Iraqi's Foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari, UAE foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahayan, Italian Prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, Norwegian prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, Dutch Prime minister Mark Rutte and Jordan Foreign minister Nasser Judeh. By Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images)

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.