Wednesday, January 31, 2007

It is insulting to the major Lebanese factions, in the opposition and in the government, that a resolution to the Lebanese crisis is being arranged through negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Do you want those two regimes to speak for you? I certainly don't; not on any issue. And if the two regimes impose their will on their allies on Lebanon, leftist and secularist groups in Lebanon should voice their opposition to...the opposition and to the government alike. In 1975, there was a place for the secular left. In present-day Lebanon, their place is either in exile, or in small isolated islands in Lebanon. For me opposition to Paris III is more important--far more important--than giving 1/3rd plus-one representation in the Lebanese cabinet.