OPEN Letter to the Honorable Saad Rafic Hariri, Member of the Lebanese Parliament- by thinkLeb@lincsat.com
If you know how to make it reach Koraytem, please forward it. I do not know how to reach the Honorable Saad Hariri, but I think it is worth a try, because he strikes me as a sincere person who wants to turn the page on the past and move to the future. Thank you.
Open Letter to Saad Hariri
Subject: Next Tuesday's Vote
All the Lebanese in Lebanon and abroad are in suspense, awaiting the Parliament’s first session and the ensuing election of its Speaker.
We look up to you as Lebanon’s next savior, following the footsteps of your brave father. We understand that your block holds the tipping power for the choice of the Speaker of the Parliament.
Please, remember not to bring back the same Speaker that for 12 years exemplified pro-Syrian co-operation, made your father’s life as a Prime Minister miserable several times, and contributed to the venomous environment that eventually killed him.
Please do not make the mistake to fall into the low standards of compromise which has plagued the Lebanese political scene, where politicians routinely make deals with each other, regardless of the national interest.
And if you become Prime Minister, you would represent the people’s choice, not only the Sunni’s choice. So, please make the Speaker’s choice a national choice, not just a Chi’a choice, and please help make the President’s choice a national choice, not just a Maronite choice.
Leaders have to rise to the occasion and often make the hard choices over the easy ones. We know you will make the hard choice, and we will look-up to you with even greater admiration because we know that if you make the right decision, it will be your decision, not the result of back-room deal-making.
Lebanon’s future is now in your hands, as it recently was in your Great father’s hands.
Please do not disappoint us.