That Took Some Nerve!

Bravo to Lebanese voters and may we support you against Hezbollah with everything we have.

BEIRUT — Lebanon’s pro-Western coalition declared victory early Monday, as local television stations reported the faction had successfully fended off a serious challenge by the Shiite militant group Hezbollah and its allies to grab the majority in parliament.
Official results for Sunday’s election were not expected until later Monday, but the winners were already celebrating by shooting in the air, setting off fireworks and driving around in honking motorcades.
The election was an early test of President Obama’s efforts to forge Middle East peace. A win by Hezbollah would have boosted the influence of its backers Iran and Syria and risked pushing one of the region’s most volatile nations into international isolation and possibly into more conflict with Israel.

And I wouldn’t say it’s Obama’s efforts, but a result of Bush’s democracy mantra.
But, hey. Who are we kidding and this is no time to quibble.

4 Responses to “That Took Some Nerve!”

  1. JeffS says:

    Indeed, it’s not quibbling time, but it’s interesting to note how the bad stuff is all Bush’s fault, but all the good stuff is credited to Obama.

  2. Gunslinger says:

    “The election was an early test of President Obama’s efforts to forge Middle East peace.”
    Utter rubish!
    Its because enough Lebanese realized just how dangerous Hezbollah is with the reins of power and voted accordingly. It’s a victory for the people of Lebanon not the TOTUS.

  3. greg newson says:

    People have forgotten that 40 percent of Lebanon’s
    population was,until recently,Christian.Most have
    been killed or driven out.I don’t know how many still reside there.
    The same with Palestine, at least 30 percent
    were Christian.The Muslims don’t control the entire
    Middle East, but the Western Nations have thrown
    Middle Eastern Christians to the dogs.We have given
    all them up for lost and allowed hundreds of thousands to die.

  4. mojo says:

    The Hezzies will register their discontent later, in a wave of violence.
    It’s what they do.

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