Thursday, August 24, 2006

Media Excerpts

Reconstruction has turned into a contest for the loyalty of the Lebanese. The first round has been won by Hezbollah with its impressive, systematic and efficient handing of cash, according to Robert Fisk.
U.S. aid is coming under political pressures by Hezbollah, notes the Financial Times.
As for the Lebanese government, a controversy was sparked with the resignation of the head of the Council for Development and Reconstruction, the main body responsible for the reconstruction.