France has proposed that a new political steering committee outside NATO be responsible for overseeing military operations over Libya.A "political Steering committee" to run a military operation? Really? Such utter foolishness almost makes one root for the bad guy.
The proposal comes just a day after Prime Minister David Cameron told the House of Commons that NATO would be in charge of enforcing UN Security Council resolution 1973.
But on Tuesday NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that it would only "help enforce" the no-fly zone, not lead it.
French Foreign Minister Alain Jupe said the new body would bring together foreign ministers of participating states - as well as the Arab League.
It is expected to meet in the coming days, either in Brussels, London or Paris.
Mr Jupe said "not all members of the military coalition are members of NATO and this is therefore not a NATO operation."
No one wants to lead yhis operation because no one wants their fingerprints on it; not only is this a clear sign that there is no confidence in success, but also of a lack of belief in the mission itself.
If this doesn't come crashing down on our collective heads, it will be a miracle.