After watching Khalid Mish’al’s speech now, I was thinking, well, we have a leader. We can have a leader. There are people in Palestine that can stand up, speak well, and eloquently, and soundly speak out our minds.
As much as it shoulld look that it is against all odds. To think of a Hamas leader. All what has been taking place in the last three four weeks was a state of déjà vu for many important dates in the Palestinian memory. Starting from Nakba, intifada, and now the 2009 invasion on Gaza.
With all the shortcomings of Abu Mazen particularly in the last three four weeks, today he came out for the first time with a statement that to the least speaks to us. Of course it wasn’t fulfilling, but comparing his speech to the disappointing statements he has been telling recently I found him today in an exceptional state.
However, when Mish ‘al came out. He was addressing me despite of my reservations on Hamas leadership. I always believed that Hamas should always be in the opposition. It makes it viable. It makes our situation more balanced.
With all the differences with Hamas. With what Khalid Mishal represents as a political fraction that is fundamentalist and proved to be dangerous when in power. But today he was addressing in every single word my thoughts and feelings. His speech is so balanced, so heartily, so real, so fulfilling.
All this makes me rethink …
Why not Khalid Mishal as a real option for the next president.
We need a president that can be a leader. A president that has the charisma of a leader. A president that can stand up for my cause as a nation.