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  •  The Aikido anology is great (0+ / 0-)

    But the election in Lebanon was hardly an upset:
    http://www.nytimes.com/...

    Otherwise, good diary.  

    "If you can't lower heaven, raise hell!" - Mother Jones

    by al ajnabee on Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 08:50:23 AM PDT

    •  Actually - it kinda was (0+ / 0-)

      from the NYT article:

      a significant and unexpected defeat for Hezbollah and its allies, Iran and Syria. Most polls had showed a tight race, but one in which the Hezbollah-led group would win."

      "In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope." - Barack Obama

      by AikidoPilgrim on Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 02:21:09 PM PDT

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