Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Peace is at hand. I have been guilty of mocking the new position of Tony Blair as special envoy to the Middle East. When asked about it in Pakistan, I observed that this is as credible as appointing Ariel Sharon to solve the conflict in Kashmir. But yesterday, I changed my mind. Blair called on both sides to reconcile. What insight. What brilliance. I mean, if only somebody else came along to the Middle East and offered this useful recommendation. I will not be surprised that this expert on the Middle East also call on the Lebanese people to reconcile.