Aoun may think the list of demands is in his "pocket", but the truth of the matter nobody cares what Aoun thinks or has in his pockets. The person "negotiating" with the Lebanese parliament's majority is Syrian President Bashar Assad through the French. Of course, Assad delivers talk to Sarkozy and his folks, but terror and threats to March 14.
On Sunday, when pressure supposedly mounted on the regime to act before "last-chance-Monday", Sarkozy placed another call to Assad, during which the latter demanded a Lebanese government where his allies have veto power.
Monday passed, the session was postponed, despite a strange last-minute compromise to elect Suleiman without a constitutional amendment. March 14 went to the session thinking the impossible could happen, to then find Berri accusing Hariri of violating an agreement on the makeup of the cabinet giving the "opposition" the blocking vote. Hariri, who has allowed his people wage verbal war against Berri's people, reportedly denied the agreement had taken place, and later, Kouchner confirmed that Berri made it all up to justify not holding a session.
March 14's secret plan that some reports talked about did not see the light. It was replaced by continued French mediation between them and Assad. Sarkozy's threat did not translate into anything of consequence. Instead we got a joint statement signed by France, the US, Saudi Arabia and the EU urging unconditional elections in Lebanon, while the regime is still being engaged without any form of real pressure.
The Assad regime's lackeys, meanwhile, continue threatening March 14 with murder. On Sunday, former minister Wiam Wahab predicted that David Welch (who had just concluded a visit to Beirut) will not be able to protect the parliament's majority or their homes if they decide to elect a president through a simple majority. In a sign that the regime could not care less about Suleiman's candidacy, Wahab hinted that Aoun could be elected president in the spring, and threatened to unleash the opposition's "public" on March 14.