Friday, November 30, 2007

A last chance...

It seems that the opposition have shown their true intent. They do not want a president. It is as simple as that, at one point they only agreed on Aoun or Eddeh. Two candidates they know that the 14 of March coalition will never accept, and went on to veto all the names proposed by the March 14, even though some were acceptable by most political factions.

Meanwhile, General Aoun's position is slightly different, but it can be sumerized in two words "me or no one!" Of course some will claim that his latest proposal proved the contrary. However, his "initiative" was nothing more than a postponement of the current crisis for two years, just to enable him to grab the presidency before i tis too late.

So in a last ditch effort the 14 of March proposed the Army General as a candidate, despite earlier opposition and reticence. For example, I for one totally opposed General Suleiman candidacy when it was put forth a month or two ago, and i still do.

Nevertheless in an effort to avert chaos and safe the country another civil war, March 14 accepted yet another compromise and decided to support General Suleiman. I think that they have seen the danger that stalk us, especially with a prolonged presidential void, and a furious Aoun that keep threating with public unrest...

The opposition however have seemed reticent to accept. Although Suleiman was one of the compromise candidates they proposed. At first they demanded Aoun approval, then they refused any amendment to the constitution because they consider the government illegal. Excuse, excuse...

So now we are waiting (at times i feel that waiting is all what the Lebanese people do...) for this last serious chance to solve the crisis. either the opposition accept General Suleiman (which at first was one of their proposed consensual candidates) or this void will be prolonged for months.
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