Does Mali raise the question of will we send in the troops, again?
There is going to be two sides from a general debate, yes & no. However, I think we need to look at the bigger picture of the world today, in connection with terrorism.
Mali borders Algeria, where the gas station hostages were taken, Algeria borders Libya which has a power vacuum, Libya borders Egypt which appears to be having a second revolution, Egypt borders Israel which is threatening Iran and borders Iraq & Syria, and Syria borders Turkey, welcome to Europe.
That is only nine countries out of more than 200 in the world and it appears to me that we are now, as a people, more aggressive than we have ever been in the past.