Sunday, September 7, 2008

Just do it!

1. Samak/PPP acknowledge that the constitutional amendment will be put to a new round of consultation to create a new 'peoples' constitution.

2. PAD then can either go home (hopefully), or if they choose to stubbornly stay, they can be forced home.

That way there are no clear 'winner take all' victors, and ultimately the Thai people will be the winners.

Having learned from the past, all sides can put up their views on the constitution problem areas, argue robustly, try to reach consensus, and if that is not achievable, the remaining contentious issues can be decided by the people.

Leave the courts to deal with the PAD leaders, Samak, Thaksin & Co (or if that is just too hard 'politically' give them all a one off blanket amnesty in the name of reconciliation, and a 10 year political ban to go with it!)

The above is a reasonable solution where PPP are seen to be doing the right thing for the people, not giving in to mob rule, and the country will be better off for it.

Is anyone interested in a solution, or is it only victory that matters?