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March 01, 2005

Syria To Withdraw From Lebanon Within "Months"

Let us hope that the Syrians are more prompt about troop withdrawals than CBS News is about investigating bogus stories:

Syria expects to withdraw its troops from Lebanon in a few months, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview published Tuesday.

"It (withdrawal) should be very soon and maybe in the next few months. Not after that. I can't give you a technical answer. The point is the next few months," he told Time magazine.

...

In the interview posted on Time's Web site, Assad would not give a definite timetable for pulling out his army, saying it depended on technical, rather than political, considerations.

Can an authoritarian regime survive when it caves so?

An intercepted Syrian document suggests that Bashar Assad thinks the answer is "No."


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