I am confused. Actually, I am puzzled, and the more I think about it, I am impressed.
Impressed by how far a distinct group of politicians think that their partisans are … partially smart.
Omar Karami yesterday, Ibrahin Kanaan four days ago, and Nicolas (another FPM tenor) the day before Kanaan, are all wondering: how can all this be happening? And so they speak up loudly (read: think loudly): where is the state and where is the government, who is looking after our borders, we heard of Fatah al Islam in the news 9 months ago but did not take the 14th of February seriously. And then they would always conclude their statement on a very “ego” rewarding note: The unconstitutional Siniora failed to do what he should have clearly done.
Since the July 2006 war, we did not hear from this cohort a single statement, or condemnation, or mention, or astonishment, that our country, Lebanon, is being aggressed day in day out. They were focusing, day in day out, on Hariri, Siniora, and corruption with an implacable construction of their own world being unaware that the harsh reality is simply bigger and more complex than that they are yet to realize.
They missed the pitiful reality that their partisans are not even partially stupid.