It's Over. They Won

Michael J. Totten reports from Lebanon that the Cedar Revolution achieved another, final, victory. The Lebanese government formally announced the election will be held on time – on May 29th 2005.

The million-person demonstration, the two-month sleep-in at the tent-city, the countdown campaign, the village campaign, the media pressure, the international pressure – it all came together. It’s a new era in Lebanon now. The time of post-war occupation and oppression is over. The Cedar Revolution is now over, too.

…When I first arrived in Lebanon all the tent-city activists I spoke to said they thought the chances that the election would be held on time were near zero. They were wrong. Barring any last-minute shenanigans, the election will in fact be held on time.

So the tent-city movement is finished. Their objectives have been achieved. It is time to take down the camp.It’s going to be hard to say goodbye to a Wizbang favorite, but alas this time for picture is over now too…

Lebanese opposition protester shouts anti-Syrian slogans during a demonstration in Beirut Martyrs square, Lebanon, Monday March 14, 2005. Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese answered an opposition call for a massive protest to demand a full Syrian troop withdrawal, resignations of security chiefs and an international investigation into the death of former Premier Rafik Hariri.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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