Friday, July 29, 2011

Speaking in cliches

"From today’s Daily Star:
Mikati has a card described by political observers as the strongest among cards held by the parties participating in the government: The threat to resign, something which the March 8 parties cannot afford to live with.
Hmmm, where have I seen this before? Oh yes, from last August:
[P.M Saad] Hariri has a significant card to play. That card, quite simply, is his resignation.[…] he can make his resignation very painful. Either way, the prime minister’s departure could leave behind a mess that both Hizbullah and Syria would not relish having to clean up.
I wonder how that worked out for him.." (thanks "Ibn Rushd")