|Written by Kelly |
|Tuesday, 04 December 2007 20:29|
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, Saad al-Hariri’s Mostaqbal party agreed to a constitutional amendment that would allow Lebanese Armed Forces Commander Michel Suleiman to be elected president. Up until now, Hariri and his March 14 allies (the date of the 2005 Cedar Revolution) had resisted Suleiman’s candidacy; Lebanese democrats are generally loath to have military men serve as President of the Republic, especially after the last nine years of former commander Emile Lahoud’s presidency. But more importantly, Suleiman is Damascus’s number one choice to fill the now vacant spot.
“The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.”