Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Great post over at Vodkapundit linking to an article in the Washington Post (registration required....). According to that article, Walid Jumblatt, the leader of the Lebanese inifada, and formerly very much opposed to the American invasion of Iraq, stated this:

"It's strange for me to say it, but this process of change has started because of the American invasion of Iraq," explains Jumblatt. "I was cynical about Iraq. But when I saw the Iraqi people voting three weeks ago, 8 million of them, it was the start of a new Arab world." Jumblatt says this spark of democratic revolt is spreading. "The Syrian people, the Egyptian people, all say that something is changing. The Berlin Wall has fallen. We can see it."
As I previously mentioned here, it may very well be that in the future we look back at the Iraq war and realize that Jumblatt is right: it was the first domino to fall on the road to Middle East peace.
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