Monday, February 28, 2005

 

Freedom Marches On

In an earlier post today I wrote that the Bush doctrine is working in the Middle East. I cited recent events in Lebanon to support my case. Little did I know how timely this post would be. Just today this news was reported out of Lebanon:
BEIRUT, Lebanon - With shouts of "Syria out!" 25,000 protesters massed outside Parliament in a dramatic display of defiance that forced out Lebanon's pro-Syrian prime minister and Cabinet Monday, two weeks after the assassination of a popular politician touched off increasing unrest

Minutes after Prime Minister Omar Karami announced he was stepping down, jubilant demonstrators — shouting, waving flags and handing red roses to soldiers — demanded that Syrian-backed President Emile Lahoud bow out, too, and pressed on with their calls for Syria to withdraw its troops from the country.

Will this get President Bush's critics to finally admit that his plans for freedom in the Middle East might just work? No, but that does not diminish the importance of what is going on there; freedom is marching on!
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