While Obama was hesitating, and could have saved more lives if he acted sooner, the French fighter plane was the first and the Ambassador said France saved lives and kept the rebels in business. Using the term "crusade" is a mistake that Bush made, since the term has bad connotations. Wrong word but right actions? France also backed the actions in Kosovo and I remember how strong was their belief in Kosovo.
In three days, Greek coastguard rescues 2,500 migrants (Reuters)
from the article: The only thing worse than going to war is losing