Two days ago, standing next to Syrian foreign minister Walid Moualim, Amr Pasha praised Bashar, saying "I informed [Assad] of the Arab initative. I am extremely happy with the support I received." For his part, Mouallim noted, "The Syrian president expressed his support for Amr [Pasha's] efforts and his initaitve...to bring stability to Lebanon without any foreign intervention." (Naharnet)
I really think that people from our part of the world need to organize a massive, all-inclusive coference. The objective: decide - or rather, standardize - the definitions of "foreign" and "domestic."
Here we have an Egyptian going to a Syrian to ask for support to solve a "Lebanese" problem without, and I quote, "any foreign intervention."
I mean... this type of language doesn't even qualify as Orwelian double-speak. It's pure lunacy!
p.s. I know this thought is somewhat belated. However, I was writing an altogether different entry, and citing the Naharnet artilce. I just couldn't help but drop that whole post, and write this one up instead... .