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July 28, 2006



Ammar, I was waiting for you to write about this... I wrote down my thoughts earlier today, but I think America has already "done it already."


By the way the jab at Ralph Nader was totally unnecessary =)

ghassan karam

I am at a loss about the reason so many are concerned that Warren Christopher and Thomas Friedman have suggested that the US must talk to Damascus in an effort to find a solution to the current crises in Lebanon.
Each of the above two gentlemem has recommended contacing the Syrian regime not in order to negotiate with the Syrian Ba'ath but in order to deliver a message that the international community expects Damascuss to play a helful role by cutting off its support for the military activities of both HA and even Hamas otherwise the Syrian regime will become a persona non grata. Such a message/request/lecture is not to be interpreted as seeking the help of the Syrian regime as much as delivering a stern message about what is expected of it. In that cast I have no problems talking to the "Moron"!!!


Ghasaan, I agree completely. Yaman, this was not necessarily a jab at Ralph, but a realistic assessment of his chances. Third party candidates no matter who they are, never had a real chance at winning the presidential elections as you know. I could have easily said Ross Perot, I guess, but he is so old news now. In fact, is he still alive?


He is still alive, but Ross Perot once had a really solid chance at screwing things over for the Republican Party. Wasn't he running above 20% in the polls at one point? If he had performed that well in the actual election, he would have caused a significant realignment within the Republican party. Nevertheless, he did withdraw and reenter the race losing a lot of his momentum, but he made a dent large enough to hand Clinton the presidency.

It is a valid analogy nevertheless. But Ralph Nader is like a god to me, and if you persist in mocking him, I will burn down the Syrian embassy in a fit of emblematic rage, and then boycott Knafeh.


yaman said...

By the way the jab at Ralph Nader was totally unnecessary =)

I disagree. I totally Blame Mr. "Unsafe at any speed" for George Bush's current Presidency.

Interesting Factoid.
In (jewish) prayers, we usually have
a prayer for the leader of our county.
From December 2000 until September 2001 I refused to rise or say this prayer, as my personal "anti-bush" message.

Personally, I don't think a MORON (our president) will choose to speak to YOUR president...

Sigh... Way too difficult..

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