One thing is sure, he could be stubborn, idealistic, or different from other politicians, and so be a possible hope for Lebanon, but he still is very thirsty for power, which would make him behave in the most destructive way – as he showed he could countless times since the 80s – in terms of public interest.
Reading Joseph Samaha on Aoun’s program is quite a relief as he points out the immaturities and contradictions burried in it. The content of this program is a list of vague drastic liberalist policies that would make a Michel Chiha blush, while favoring an enlargement of the State’s size. The program also puts Lebanon on the forefront of the fight against “terrorism” which would make it come closer to Israeli policies than anything else. That’s funny.. or just scary?
Going back to the intricacies of Aoun’s mind, as would genuinely note and in the most simplistic way Nicholas Blanford:
Once one of Syria’s strongest critics and a staunch anti-corruption campaigner, Mr Aoun has struck electoral alliances with some of Lebanon’s most pro-Syrian and most corrupt politicians.
Good luck Lebanon, between a crazy megalomaniac, and a bunch of frustrated confessionalist who lack everything of a culture of public interest.
Let the division of the political pie begin accross ministries and other devices of public extraction.