5/26/2008

The Middle East, Today....

General Suleiman, the New Lebanese President, entered the Presidential Palace and began the process of rebuilding the political institutions of the nation. Hassan Nassrallah also spoke today and committed Hezbollah to work on strengthening the Lebanese State. As for Israel, Jimmy Carter noted that Israel has 150 nuclear bombs in its' arsenal. Also, the IAEA (the International Atomic Energy Agency) reported that Iran is yet to come clean on its nuclear program. Yet, interestingly enough, Iran's Islamic Republic News Agency reports that the U.S. is the main culprit in how Iran has been perceived and Iran continues to believe that it is fully transparent and its' program is fully peaceful.

As I reviewed the day in the Middle East and continued to listen to Al Jazeera, I wondered if it was a typical day....not quite!!! It shows how challenging the region is and how the United States has truly misread and mishandled the matters at hand.
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