For those of you who care, I will be back in Beirut the first week of October to resume regular posts here. Sorry for the blackout. I had to wait for the no liquids/semi-liquids/gel-like substances policy to be dropped, before I could board a plane with my arsenal of gel-cap tranquilizers. I hope some of you will return to read what I write. I'm working on a book and am missing out on all the victory and counter-victory parades.
Here's a photo from Sunday's Lebanese Forces rally that George Bush can add to his repertoire of "Mission Accomplished" moments. Where else in the Middle East (or the rest of the world, in fact) can you find someone waving a US flag? Only in Geagea's embattled enclave of Mount Lebanon: