Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The right (only) man for the job

I want to congratulate Bashir Assad for winning the Syrian elections.

It was a tough race, but the president certainly made a compelling case for continuing as president and he deserves to win over any of the other candidates; all of whom proved their lack of commitment and political conviction by not making themselves known at all.

Nevertheless, I believe a number of my Syrian friends voted for another well-known national hero - the endangered hamster, but these were ultimately lost votes.

For a good recent article on the lack of political freedoms in Syria, see Mona Eltahawy at:


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