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In fact, Lebanon's Christians in general should be careful. It has been months since a president was scheduled to be elected, yet Aoun's ambitions and Christian rivalries have helped make agreement over a candidate impossible. The irony is that Aoun rarely misses an opportunity to lament Christian misfortunes in the Middle East, and to focus on those groups that pose a threat to the Christian presence.At a time when Christians in the Arab world are in serious danger, with communities in Syria and Iraq not likely to return home, Lebanon's Christians still have the luxury of engaging in petty disputes.Many Christians are simply opting to leave Lebanon or to send their children abroad.As an example, many of the Christians who left during the years of Lebanon's Civil War have not returned, and will not return.So amid the sterile disputes between Christians over the presidency, there is a more profound and implicit message: The divided Christians are incapable of collectively considering, and most importantly preparing for, the broader regional transformations menacing their existence in the Arab world. It is sad to see what is happening to Christians in the Middle East.
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