The Syrian backed intifada resigned en masse today. Be sure to read an article entitled "Beirut's Berlin Wall" by David Ignatius, that appeared 2/23/05 in the Washington Post. When you are wondering if the war on terror and the US fight to bring democracy to the Middle East is working, consider this quote from Walid Jumblatt, the leader of the intifada:

"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."
God Bless America. God bless the human spirit.