Michel Naim Aoun (Arabic: ميشال عون) (born 1935-02-19) is a former Lebanese military commander and politician. From September 22, 1988 to October 13, 1990 he served as Prime Minister and acting President of one of two rival governments that contended for power. He was defeated by Syria in the war of liberation and forced into exile. He returned to Lebanon on May 7, 2005, eleven days after the withdrawal of Syrian troops.
- We never distinguished between Ali and Pierre, or between Hassan and Georges, we slept at each others houses, we took baths with each other, showered with each other and held hands with each other.
- If I could change anything in my life it would have been to reconcile my life with Sabah while I was a young man rather then to grow old without her by my side. She is the alpha and omega to my heart, the beginning and the end, without her my heart does not beat.
- Yasser Arafat was a noble man with dedication and spirit.