Assad: Syrian Troops to Leave Lebanon "in a few months"

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    Ironically, I was led to this Time interview by Xinhua, the offical Chiness news agency. It is ironic because Time Magazine is routinely banned in China. http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/02/content_2637765.htm
     
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    I'll believe it when I see it. However they may be doing it because they believe that the US will have cause to attack them soon and they want their guys home to protect them.
     
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    sounds like another waffle to me. I don't think the folks in the streets of Beirut are gonna pack up and call it "mission accomplished" now that Assad says it will pull out "in a few months"
     
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    OK, let's say the Assad is big fat liar (ya think?).... when was the last time that he made any offer to withdraw troops from Lebanon (Jeopardy music playing).... time's up!!.... never!

    The Syrian backed government of Lebanon resigned in a vote of "no confidence", too.

    Egypt's Mubarak offers free elections for the first time since he became Prime Minister in 1981.

    And of course, the Palestinians and the Israelis are seriously negotiating peace again.

    Wow.... like what happened in the Middle East? Is it because it's springtime, when a terrorist's fancy turn to thoughts of love? No.

    I know.... those guys were watching the Billy Graham Crusade and have repented of their sins!!! ..... nah.... don't think so.

    Does it have to do with Bush's "illegal" invasion of Iraq over "non-existant" WMDs and establishing a democracy that the Iraqi people "were not ready for"? OK.... it's a stretch..... call me crazy..... but I think that is part of the reason why we're seeing this sort of thing. Plus of course, Arafat is dead, and Condi is Secretary of State (I'll bet she can be a real bitch when she wants to be!) and we just severed diplomatic relations with Syria (which oftentimes happens when countries are about to go to war)..... so do you think that we're seeing some tinpot dictators turn into nervous nellies? Yes.

    So pre-emption a.k.a "The Bush Doctrine" is working! And, it's a very sad day at the New York Times and the DNC Headquarters!

    P.S. Now if only "Punch" (or is it "Pinch"?) Salzburger, the chief editor of the NY Times, would take a hint from Assad and Mubarak and offer to step down and adopt of policy of fair and balanced reporting.... as well as the cheif editors of the Washington Post, the LA Times, and most major newspapers....
     
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    I don't think he will have 'months' to withdraw. After the Syria leaning Lebanese government resigned, the people stayed in the streets demanding the withdrawal of Syria. And so it begins...
     

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