Roger L. Simon

"Happy talk, keep talkin' happy talk"

Jim Geraghty predicts “trouble ahead, trouble behind” for Syria’s Bashard Assad on his forthcoming visit by Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer. The embattled dictator had helped for support in his struggle to keep control of Lebanon (and stay in control himself), but Jim’s sources says the ophthalmologist won’t get more than “happy talk” from his neighbor.