While the Messiah equivocates and spins slowly in the breeze deciding whether to defecate or go blind, we see French President Sarkozy make a clear judgment and move aggressively.
France Recognizes Interim Government
Such an act is not insignificant. It gives instant credibility to the insurgency and provides a clear message of a European interest in the outcome. It also makes a statement about the continued viability of the Qaddafi regime.
But as an effective move beyond the diplomatic it doesn't really stop the immediate bleeding. This, on the other hand is something that we could quite easily have taken the lead in:
Proposes Decisive Strikes to EU
The EU won't make a decision on whether or not. They are really not involved in military operations and for matters of combat actions they are simply a debating body. But by raising the issue before the group, Sarkozy again lets Qaddafi know what awaits him. He can remember only too well a night in April of 1986, when America had a strong president and he nearly died in his tent.
His air force is also seeing these developments and they know very well that there is considerable difference between missions against a rag-tag group shooting rifles into the air and a well-trained force of French fighter pilots. They are not going to be sleeping well from this point forward.
Meanwhile, Hillary is seeking consensus and building communication links:
Moving with Deliberation and Timidity