With Syria blundering, Washington may be salivating at the prospect of pushing a teetering Assad from his perch. But the Bush administration would do best to let the current situation continue to unfold. For now, at least, Assad is doing enough to undermine himself. And, over the last nine months, the Lebanese have shown the world that, when pushed, they are willing to push back. Once again, the streets of Beirut have been filled with Lebanon’s multiethnic crowds. They are united both by fury and by a vision of an independent, inclusive, and pluralistic Lebanese state. Syria’s arrogance gave them both.
I'm not so sure about his Lebanese part of the analysis. I think Mr. DeVito has too much faith in us. We blunder as much, or even more, than the Syrians do. Anyways the unity of Lebanese is only a minor factor in the future that awaits Syria and Assad's regime. What awaits us is a whole different matter all-together.