Saturday, September 04, 2004

The Syrian Candidate

Michael Young provides a timely reminder of the charade that is Lebanese independence, as the country's constitution is modified to permit Syrian toady Emile Lahoud an extra three years in office. With all the screaming and whining about the Golan Heights one hears from the Syrians, one would be forgiven for forgetting that they in turn are occupiers of disputed territory - except in their case it's an entire nation that's under contention, rather than a small patch of land.