Monday, February 21, 2005

If this can be believed . . . good for Syria

It appears that our actions in Iraq have certainly caused some movement in the right direction. Syria, which has had undue influence in Lebanon for over 20 years, appears to have miscalculated by allegedly killing Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Maybe with this on their mind, they can focus less on promoting chaos in Iraq and look more towards helping bring stability to the region.

However, my personal opinion is that there is no chance that Syria will do anything militarily meaningful with respect to pulling troops out of Lebanon. Still, killing a revered and respected leader and uniting a populous that has just seen that despotic regimes are, shall we say, not highly regarded in the international community seems like a pretty poor idea to me.



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