Fast forward a decade or two into the future.
I am sitting on the couch reading the paper.
My son walks up and starts off a conversation like this:
"Dad, we dicussed Lebanon's recent history in class today..."
"Great, anything you want to ask me son?"
"Well, I think you were lucky back then. You had a great president like Emile Lahoud."
"Err... come again?"
"Yeah I mean, when he was president Lebanon kicked out the Israelis, right?"
"Yes but -"
"- and the Syrians left?"
"But you see -"
"- and the Lebanese all rallied together? And they dismantled the security apparatus that was running the country?"
"You don't understand -"
"- and the world helped Lebanon kick off it's economy right? And democracy was firmly planted and protected! I wish we can have a president like that again..."
"Son, nobody wanted that man in power, he did not do any of these things!"
"Yeah, right! You guys probably hate him just 'cause he wanted to change your corrupt society and you didn't want that! Hmph!"