Thursday, November 30, 2006

Royal in Beirut

Today Segolene Royal arrived in Beirut and was greeted first by Druze leader Walid Jumblatt (on right in the picture I shamelessly stole). She will be making the rounds today and continue on to Israel this weekend. This gives her an escape from the current crisis in France over the killing of a rioting soccer (football) fan earlier this week, an ordeal in which rival candidate Nicolas Sarkozy is currently bogged. Her visit is also in stark contrast to another guest in the Middle East tonight, US President George W. Bush, who is trying desperately to salvage a failed situation in Iraq.

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