According to As-Safir, Michel Suleiman has prepared the suit (hopefully not another white one) and the speech. The army commander is anxiously awaiting his "election" on Tuesday. According to the pro-"March 14" Lebanese media, however, the "opposition" is still inventing hurdles. As-Safir claims that the two camps agreed on everything, including the identity of the next prime minister and the cabinet makeup. March 14 denies such an agreement had taken place, and accuses the "opposition" of trying to claim victory through its refusal to go through the cabinet of Fouad Siniora, which the constitution says should initiate the constitutional amendment process. The opposition is afraid to end its siege of what it calls the "illegitimate" government with a conference of legitimacy upon its archenemy, the prime minister of Lebanon.
It's too painful to draw a comprehensive picture of the country's current events. Not because they lack drama, but because of the ludicrous presumption that the constitution and parliament still exist or matter. Suleiman may be anxious to celebrate the success of his "election" campaign, which started around March 14th, 2005 and climaxed over the corpses of his soldiers in Nahr El Bared. But this doesn't change what, years from now, historians will probably see as a successful coup d'etat, Lebanese style. The Lebanese people are so sick and tired of the deadly status quo, they may have convinced themselves that Suleiman is the savior, including those who promote the belief in divine saviors. Sadly, it seems this time the sacrifice spared the savior, leaving the meek to inherit the earth.