WHAT CHIRAC HATH WROUGHT: The eminent historian Paul Johnson argues in WSJ that France has irreparably harmed the UN, NATO, and the EU with its actions in the Iraq case. While I find the argument overstated–NATO will certainly be fine, if nothing else as a tool to bolster its new eastern European members–the essay is compelling. (From RCP)

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.