From Douglas Brinkley, ed. (2007), The Reagan Diaries (New York: Harper Collins: 9780060876005).
Fri May 15 1981: Met with Botha--F. Minister S. Africa. Then with the F.M. of Romania. An NSC meeting with Lebanon on the table. Latest message from Habib does not sound good although he said to make no decisions for a few days. Begin was more flexible than Assad of Syria (bolstered by Soviets) Habib going to Saudi Arabia to see if they'll lean on Assad. Sometimes I wonder if we are destined to witness Armageddon.