Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Syrian troops pull out of Lebanon

It's finally come. After a long occupation, the Syrian Army has been pulled out of Lebanon. My good buddy Yasser Kenaan is no doubt dancing in the streets and doing things for which he'll have to do extra Ramadan prayers of atonement (laugh, don't shoot). I am happy for the people of Lebanon, but I do view their future with some concern. Hopefully democracy and personal liberty will take root, leaving sectarian bloodshed and civil war in the past.

"W" is given some well-deserved credit for the changes in the Middle East, though in this article, it seems the UN, Chirac, and Shroeder are getting the praise. Even the Israelis are hopeful of good things to come in their relations with Lebanon (of course, they probably won't).


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