I hate to say “I told you so…”, but this time I just can’t resist. Do y’all remember our lovely discussion from a few days ago, when I wrote a post about Lebanon’s role in the peace talks? The QN groupies (is it alright if I call you that?) said I was crazy to imagine that it would be in Syria’s or Israel’s interests to bring Hizbullah to the table. Well, here it is, from the horse’s mouth:
Syrian President Bashar Assad emphasized the importance of including major parties in a peace process with Israel, adding that he would work to bring Hamas and Hizbullah to the table. “I will work to involve Hizbullah and Hamas in the negotiations to achieve peace in the region,” Assad told Japan’s Asahi Shimbun in an interview published Wednesday.
He said his country could hold direct peace talks with Israel if the United States acted as an arbitrator.