Friday, July 11, 2008

Breaking News: Lebanon Forms Government

Lebanon's consociational parliament has finally formed a government, reports the AP.
Lebanon's prime minister [, Fuad Saniora,] has formed a national unity Cabinet in which Hezbollah and its allies have veto power over government decisions.
This concretely delays the civil war that almost began in April. It must needs occur at some point: a house divided cannot stand. But it is better to delay the war until the pro-democracy forces have enough strength to decisively win it and the unpleasant neighbors are peaceful or distracted enough to stay out and let Lebanon determine her own fate.

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