January 22, 2009
MAKE THEM DELIVER GOOD GOVERNANCE:
U.S. faces paradigm shift in relations with Lebanon (Mona Yacoubian, January 23, 2009, Washington Times)
Hezbollah is certain to fare well in upcoming parliamentary elections, possibly echoing the January 2006 Palestinian elections when Hamas won a commanding majority.
Hezbollah hardly resembles a liberal-minded force for change. The inherent contradiction of an armed militia winning free and transparent elections is obvious. Hezbollah's democratic tendencies and its commitment to political reform are certainly suspect.
Why? Posted by Orrin Judd at January 22, 2009 10:43 PM