This report from CNN indicates that the pro-Syrian Prime Minister in Lebanon has resigned in the face of public protests and rancourous parlimentary opposition. In a wonderful rendition of the playground classic, "I could beat you up if I really wanted to" the outgoing PM said he could have won the vote of no confidence, but didn't want his government to appear to be a stumbling block.
In a related development, Syria denied that it has ever committed a terrorist act anywhere. You have to love these guys, pretty soon they'll claim all those terrorists that they're keeping under their protective umbrella aren't Syria's, they're really "just keeping them for a friend"!
Didn't work for me either when I was a kid.