"People power on the move," says FOXNews' David Asman, as freedom marches on before our eyes, this time live in Martyrs' Square, Beirut, where peaceful demonstrators -- awash in a sea of billowing red, white and green flags portraying the Cedar of Lebanon -- take in the intoxicating news that the Prime Minister, a puppet of occupying Syria, has just announced that the whole government will resign. "The opposition has raised its rhetoric in recent days," reports CNN, "taking its cue from international pressure -- led by the U.S. and France -- to force Syrian troops from Lebanon following [Prime Minister Rafik] Hariri's killing" two weeks ago.
Commenting on events unfolding on his monitor, FOXNews' David Asman mentions the "D" word -- the dreaded (by Bush bashers) domino effect. In a later segment on Hollywood's and the Democrats' refusal to acknowledge that GW is on the right side of history, actor Ron Silver says "it's time for them to detoxify themselves from the Michael Moores . . . Hillary could possibly do that." She's no dummy.
Asman notes we're not used to seeing peaceful demonstrations in the Arab world, adding that this "Cedar Revolution" is more reminiscent of the recent "Orange Revolution" in Ukraine. But of course. These are not the "Arab street" demonstrations of yore, with pumping fists and anti-American banners, staged by tyrants as photo ops to shore up their own corrupt regimes. These are the people themselves -- Muslims and Christians together, waving their national flags in unity -- finding their voice, emboldened by the momentum of events precipitated by GW's visionary foreign policy. As Osama famously put it, "when people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature, they will like the strong horse."
Update: InstaLanche in progress.
Update II: Our first VodkaLanche. We love Stephen Green's turn of phrase: