February 28, 2005

HERE’S A BBC SLIDESHOW of images from the Lebanese protests.

Meanwhile, the Bush Administration seems to be keeping the pressure on:

Earlier, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State David Satterfield met Lebanese Foreign Minister Mahmoud Hammoud.

He said he reiterated Washington’s demand that Syria comply with UN resolution 1559, passed in September, calling for the withdrawal of its troops from Lebanon.

“We want to see free and fair elections take place [in Lebanon] this spring,” he said.

Indeed.

UPDATE: The New York Times has endorsed Bush’s democracy-promotion agenda. Just call ‘em an early adopter . . .

ANOTHER UPDATE: Ed Morrissey has a map and a prediction.

MORE: Heh.