Syria Out of Lebanon by May

‘U.S. will get Syria out by May’ (WorldNetDaily)

The U.S. led war against terrorism and its advances in Iraq and Afghanistan have enhanced the climate in the Middle East and will enable the international community to force Syria to withdraw its troops from Lebanon likely by May, former Lebanese Prime Minister Michel Aoun told WorldNetDaily today in an exclusive interview.

“The U.S. and EU are backing us in our movement to free Lebanon,” said Aoun, speaking to WND from France. “They are interfering through diplomacy and threats of sanctions, and the situation is such today that Syria must comply. If the U.S. and Europe follow through, Syria will be obliged to withdraw before Lebanese elections in May.”

An amazing accomplishment, if true. The neoconservative vision of creating a democratic domino effect, of which I’ve always been somewhat dubious, is looking better by the day.

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Comments

  1. DC Loser says:

    I’d seriously question the prognostication of anything the WND prints.

  2. BR - visiting from wizbang says:

    Marvelous – a rollback of all Arafat-sourced chaos, I’d like to see!