Sunday, July 5, 2009

Honduras

The former President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, is, or is about to be, on his way by air to Honduras, aboard the President of Argentina's official aircraft. Mr. Zelaya is accompanied by a crowd of do-gooders and right-thinking people, including the Nicaraguan Sandinista U.N. General Assembly President, Miguel D'Escoto.
The position of the United States government -- specifically, President Obama -- on events in that country has been most disappointing and troubling. Former President Zelaya was about to hold a "referendum" on amending the country's constitution to allow him to seek another presidential term. Mr. Zelaya was told to cease and desist from doing so by Honduras's Supreme Court and by the Congress -- but Mr. Zelaya -- figuring he could find some group of people willing to anoint him Jefe, got himself some ballots and advice from Hugo Chavez and was planning to go ahead anyway. At this point, the army, with the support of the rest of the Honduran government -- aborted Mr. Zelaya's coup and quite properly removed him.
Now Obama is standing with Chavez and the Castro brothers and the United Dictators club to tell Hondurans they can't do this -- that the rest of the world has more to say about who is President of Honduras than Hondurans do.
Honduras has been one of the USA's best friends in Central America, particularly in the hard times of the Soviet, Cuban and leftist Nicaraguan backed insurgency in El Salvador and the years of the confrontation with Nicaragua's Sandinista regime. The Obama administration's stand towards events in Honduras is despicable.
Hopefully, the Hondurans turn Mr. Zelaya's plane away. If it actually lands in Tegucigalpa, here's hoping they give the accompanying do-gooders the boot and put Mr. Zelaya where he belongs -- in jail.

5 comments:

Texas Gator Girl said...

My sentiments exactly!

The Traveling Salesman said...

I am so hoping ONE day to see our POTUS do something that makes sense. Hope in one hand and - - - - in the other.....oy

J.K. Baltzersen said...
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J.K. Baltzersen said...

Sir,

The President of Honduras did something for which the Honduran Constitution prescribes non-continuation of office. The Supreme Court ordered him removed. The next in line, who has the same party affiliation as his predecessor, assumed office. I don't see the problem.

The story has apparently been updated. Not only has the aircraft been ordered not to enter Honduran airspace, but the runway has also been blocked.

El Jefe Maximo said...

We're all on the same page here.

I expect that the former President will enjoy being a former President in exile, complaining about the unfairness of it all, much more than he would likely enjoy jail in the unfortunate event of his return.