Thursday, April 19, 2007

Daily Star "laments": Lebanon should prepare for less attention in Paris

Michael Young in the Daily Star writes that "whoever replaces Chirac as president, those in Beirut who regard France as a vital ally in frustrating Syria's designs to regain power in Lebanon will have to brace themselves for less attention in Paris." And for once aptly notes that "... Chirac's closeness to the Hariri family will almost certainly ensure that a new French administration swings the pendulum in the opposite direction, to compensate for the perceived excesses of the current president." In conclusion, Young worries that the feud between Democrats (the American ones) and Republicans, could undermine President Bush's Mideast"strategy" (which one?) , ... and chipping at Syria's isolation.

Read the full article here.

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