The violent upheaval in Ivory Coast provides opportunity for infectious diseases to flourish and, at worst, establish long-term footholds in populations. We have to consider that possibility when contemplating an intervention in Ivory Coast.
Cote D'Ivoire seems to have attracted the attention of the anti-Muslim agitator Pamela Geller. Alasanne Ouatarra, you see, is Muslim. To Geller, his victory in the November 28 elections presages "an Islamic takeover of the Ivory Coast.
After a day of shuttle diplomacy, the crisis in Cote D'Ivoire may be one step closer to being peacefully resolved. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is dangling an interesting offer to the sore loser of Cote D'Ivoire's election.