Since our human mind is a “mythical mind”, I feel the current complex situations can best be comprehended through parables, stories and even jokes. Here's one that applies to the current topic at hand;
The lady replied; “for ten million dollars? mmm... Yes...”
The ingénue was scandalized; “What? Who do you take me for?”
To which the man calmly replied; “My dear lady, we've just established that. Now we’re just negotiating the price”.
But I think we can all agree that, Pace the political rhetoric and bravado of a few "born-again Lebanese", the political landscape is so slippery, the same politicians may just as in which they "change their minds".