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Friday, June 12, 2009


A riddle

What does Hezbollah have in common with Al Gore?

Answer: They both won the popular vote in their elections. Yes, despite the Western triumphalism about the defeat of Hezbollah and its allies in the recent Lebanese election, it turns out the popular vote was: opposition 50.4%, ruling coalition 46%, and other 3.6%.

Update: More analysis along similar lines, calling attention to the fact that the "huge defeat of Hezbollah" caused by the alleged "Obama effect" caused Hezbollah and its allies to go from 58 seats in the former Parliament to 57 in this one.

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