Across the Bay

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The General in His Labyrinth

Following up on my previous post on Aoun, Hezbollah, and the rules of the Lebanese system, here's my piece in the Los Angeles Times today.

The argument, as with my post, is that Aoun (and, naturally, Hezbollah) displays breathtaking ignorance of, or contempt for, not just Lebanon's rules, but also regional realities.

"As such, Aoun is but the latest in a line of challengers of Lebanon's unwritten codes. He will fail like all the others."