In the U.S. democracy as in other western democracies, crowds often rush to vote for the lesser of two evils: Biden rather than Trump over there, Macron rather than Le Pen here, etc. But, by the way, what do people who voted for Biden really stand for?
If too many French soldiers die in the Sahel, France may withdraw most of its troops. In this case, France could again send only small contingents of special forces to secure the uranium among other possible missions. Or it could replace Niger’s uranium with more of that metal from Kazakhstan and Canada. Or France could ask the European Union and other European countries to get involved militarilly in the Sahel in order to prevent more migrants from coming to Europe. And shed more African blood in the process.