Ah, the wonders of fundamentalist Christian conservatism in Africa. But what happened to the vaguely commie talk Gbagbo is fond of sporting, good senator? What kind of delightful cognitive dissonance is at work? Could it be that Ouattara being a Muslim really is the simple answer? I guess when push comes to shove, we see what set of internalized propaganda really is strongest in the conservative States.
Which is not to say that Ouattara isn’t in a pickle in a political sense. He seems to have done a Faustian alliance here. As is typical of the sub-Sahara, there’s plenty of bloodshed to go around.