Thursday, August 03, 2006

Who'd a thunk?

In an event that would have been unthinkable a few months ago, in this country where politics is locked into religious lines, the Maronite Catholic patriarch the spiritual leader of the most pro-Western populace convened a meeting this week of religious leaders of other communities, Shiite and Sunni Muslims and several varieties of Christians, resulting in a statement of solidarity and photographs in Wednesdays newspapers. Their joint statement, condemning the Israeli aggression, hailed the resistance, mainly led by Hezbollah, which represents one of the sections of society.
Gee. That was entirely unpredictable, wasn't it?

Because as we all know, Israelis have abandoned their government in response to Hezbollah rocket attacks, and American abandoned Bush after 9/11. You see, everything pointed exactly towards the Lebanese population abandoning Hezbollah in response to foreign aggression.

How could it have gone wrong?