Reality is what it is and not what you want it to be. The French see reality for what the really on the ground is. T Americans and the Israeli's still fantasize about what they would like reality to be. Ignore the facts on the ground and pretend that what is failing is working, what has worked has failed.
UN to hold off on separate Afghan bombing probe for now (Reuters)
from the article: Analysis: French Lebanon talks are kowtowing to Hezbollah