Friday, March 11, 2005

Syria: In or Out?

Of Lebabnon, that is. At this point, Syria has declared they will leave Lebanon, but it is far from certain. Assad's government is fighting for it's own survival, and the retreat from Lebanon would be the final nail in it's coffin. Tech Central Station has a very good article on goings on in Lebanon, and Wretchard at The Belmont Club continues to be weeks ahead of the main stream press in his analysis.

On the other side of the coin, the boys at Slate are bound and determined to convince the world that nothing has changed in the Middle East. If they gave a fair analysis of events, they would be forced to dace the question that so many on the left have had to face since the lections in Iraq: Was President Bush right all along? That would be entirely too painful for them, so they would rather in fact, root for the status quo to hold, at least until a Democrat can be elected to office.

Be sure to check the current posts for updates.