Morning Report: March 31, 2005

Belmont Club: Head Heeb was right on Lebanon. Wretchard writes that the Head Heeb's four predictions on Lebanon will likely prove correct, and adds that 'the promotion of democracy is a gamble only a country with a missile defense system, control of space, homeland defense and a global reach can afford to take. If you have your six-gun drawn, you can overturn the poker table.' (Belmont Club, Head Heeb)

Schindlers lose "last meaningful appeal." David Gibbs, lead attorney for the parents of Terri Schiavo, says that they have lost their "last meaningful appeal" in their legal fight to save the life of their brain-damaged daughter. "Fundamentally, the decision of the Florida courts will remain unchanged and the federal courts have declined to get involved," Gibbs said in a CNN article, which explains that 'Pasco-Pinellas Circuit Judge George Greer in Clearwater, Florida, ordered the feeding tube removed March 18 at the request of Terri Schiavo's husband, Michael, who says his wife wouldn't have wanted to live in her condition -- what Florida courts have deemed a "persistent vegetative state."' (CNN)