14 June 2005

The myth was too simple


Remember the Cedar Revolution? Described in mythic terms as the Lebanese people finally throwing off the shackles of Syrian oppression and breathing the sweet air of freedom? Well, it seems it isn't that simple. The pro-Syrian forces did well enough in the latest round of elections that they might win a majority in the parliament this next round.

Every report I've heard on CNN so far has described this as "surprising" (as does the article I linked above). Apparently they're not reading the Angry Arab, who's been writing that this is all much more complicated than the Bush administration, and the US media, would have you believe. Here's his latest.