February 23, 2005

ON TO DAMASCUS:

Lebanon's Prime Minister Offers to Step Down (Edward Yeranian, 23 February 2005, VOA News)

Lebanon's pro-Syrian prime minister signaling he is ready to resign to help restore order in the country. Many Lebanese blame Syria for a huge bomb attack that killed former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 17 others last week. Syria has denied a role in the Hariri assassination, but tensions are running high.

Lebanon's pro-Syrian Prime Minister Omar Karameh says he is ready to quit and other top Syrian allies in the government are sounding worried. Mr. Karameh told Beirut's An Nahar newspaper that he would be willing to give way if there was "consensus over a new government, rather than chaos."

Opposition politician Marwan Hamadeh, who survived an alleged Syrian attack on his life last November, also insists the government must go, because "things can not continue as they are."


A famous economic maxim: when things can't continue as they are they don't.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 23, 2005 10:50 AM
Comments

Quagmire!

Posted by: Luciferous at February 23, 2005 10:54 AM

Usually attributed to Dr. Herbert Stein, father of Dr. Ben Stein, I believe. Things that can't go on forever, don't.

Posted by: John Thacker at February 23, 2005 12:46 PM
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