Still Pissed Off About the Hawley-Smoot Tariff

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

I've been wrong before...

"One week after the brutal slaying of former Premier Rafik Hariri, as tens of thousands of protesters chanted "Syria out" as they marched from the scene of Hariri's death to Martyrs Square in central Beirut, Syrian President Bashar Assad was indicating his willingness to withdraw his troops from Lebanon, in line with the Taif Accord."

"After meeting with Assad, Arab League chief Amr Moussa declared Assad's determination to start the withdrawal process."

From the Daily Star. Meanwhile, the article makes it look like the Lebanese government is not as willing to accomodate the protestors as Bashar Assad is.

Also from the Daily Star, Bush and Chirac both call for Syria to withdraw troops from Lebanon, and it looks like Syrians, too, want Syria out.

Update: ash-Sharq al-Awsat reports that more than one hundred thousand protestors hit the streets in Beirut. That's more impressive than CNN's original "several thousand."