The diplomatic battle for Syria goes on. The last few months witnessed developments that seemed favorable for the Assads regime. Indeed, official attitudes and statements did reflect a certain growing confidence, and more than the usual tone of defiance. A certain hubris was clearly visible in such idiotic assertions to the effect that the Assads have managed to isolate the Bush Administration rather than the other way around. Well, whatever! The pendulum swings both ways, I guess, and the diplomatic battle for Syria is far from settled, as this development indicate.
Still, the opposition has no laurels upon which to rest yet. I definitely don’t intend to. There are still a few hundred congressmen to lobby, and thousands upon thousands of expatriates to meet. I can always sleep in 2010, I guess.