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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

See Your 500,000 and Raise You 300,000

The Washington Times reports that crowds of 800,000 to 1 million rallied in the streets of Beirut to demand a Syrian pullout, after Hezbollah got 500,000 in the streets in a pro-Syrian-occupation rally. Link.
Waving Lebanese flags and signs that read, "No to half-measures," the marchers held Syria accountable for the death of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in a mysterious bomb blast one month ago.

They also demanded that Syrian troops end a three-decade-long occupation of Lebanon as required by a U.N. Security Council resolution passed this fall.
Syria has already repatriated about 4,000 of the 14,000 troops who were in Lebanon at the time of Mr. Hariri's death and has begun moving the remainder into the Bekaa Valley near its border.
Terje Roed-Larsen, an envoy of the United Nations, said over the weekend that Syrian President Bashar Assad had promised to withdraw all the remaining troops and intelligence agents, meeting the provisions of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1559.

I loved the sign "No to half-measures." The Arab street is now quoting that warmongering, cowboy idiot, just like the anti-Iraq-war liberals said they would. It's funny how everything that the administration did was wrong, but the results just keep getting better and better.

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