French President Nicolas Sarkosy says he has lost patience with Syrian President Bashar Assad over Syria's interference with the internal workings of Lebanon.
Anti-Syrian Lebanese members of parliament have been targeted by assassins. And Lebanon has been without a president since Emile Lahoud stepped down in November.
Syria has long been accused of involving itself in Lebanon's internal affairs, and for sometime had troops stationed in Lebanon.
Sarkosy says he has spoken with Assad on three recent occasions telling him it's time to let Lebanon handle it's own internal affairs. But has apparently received little more than lip service from his Syrian counterpart.
Press reports quote the French president as saying he has "reached the end of the road" with Assad. Strong words, indeed, by Sarkosy. The question is, has the the political will to back them up, if necessary, with action?