Wednesday, August 09, 2006

How To Kick A Man When He’s Down

A couple days ago while speaking in front of Arab foreign ministers regarding the diminishing infrastructure of his country, Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora broke down into tears.(Watch it here) It was sad but the Arab world looked on it and saw a genuine reaction from a man who has now become as much a victim as his people. Israels Foreign Minster wasn’t as kind, her reaction was more akin to ‘Stop crying you big baby’. Israel Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni added that Siniora’s weakness is to blame for the suffering of the Israelis and the suffering of the Lebanese people. In my opinion what separates Fouad Siniora from other World leaders is that he knows he’s subject to whatever the countries in the neighborhood (who are stronger militarily) want to do. He has begged the U.N., U.S., E.U and Arab League to intervene but to no avail. If he wanted to look domineering and save face he could’ve acted like a tough guy and done the usual and tedious political hard-hitting talk, instead the people will love him for showing his humanity. The Lebanese people need an emotional reaction to draw them towards Siniora’s moderate democracy instead of being pushed towards support for Hezbollah. If George Bush opened his cold black heart on 9/11 and shed tears on television, your telling me you wouldn’t have loved him for it?


At 12:58 PM, Blogger Miss Carnivorous said...

Cold black heart! That's my imperial leader you are speaking of! I didn't know he and I shared the same anatomical anomaly.

At 1:30 PM, Blogger D.B. Shobrawy said...

Miss C thats why I love you.

At 3:30 PM, Blogger Miss Carnivorous said...

Anna b'ha bik ya habibi

At 12:38 AM, Blogger D.B. Shobrawy said...

Mmmmm, I like that!

At 10:45 PM, Blogger Miss Carnivorous said...

See, anna bat kalim Arabi shwia or aleel in Egyptian.

At 1:29 AM, Blogger Twosret said...

oops! I'm in the wrong link, Saniora where are you?


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