Posted by Peter
New England Republican:
"Walid Jumblatt, patriarch of the Lebanese Druze Muslim community:
'It's strange for me to say it, but this process of change has started because of the American invasion of Iraq,' explains Jumblatt. 'I was cynical about Iraq. But when I saw the Iraqi people voting three weeks ago, 8 million of them, it was the start of a new Arab world.' Jumblatt says this spark of democratic revolt is spreading. 'The Syrian people, the Egyptian people, all say that something is changing. The Berlin Wall has fallen. We can see it.'
It isn't strange to those of us who have believed in the power of freedom all along."