Saturday, October 10, 2009

Turning our back on Honduras makes no sense...

The Obama has completely backed former Honduran Pres. Zelaya's return to power, even though he was ousted in a perfectly legal way as stated in the Honduran constitution. Their Supreme court ousted him because he was illegally trying to change the constitution to extend his term in office, trying to become another Castro, dictator for life.

Not only has the White House backed Zelaya, It has revoked the U.S. travel visas of now President Micheletti, his government and private citizens. It’s frozen financial assistance to one of the poorest and friendliest U.S. allies in the region. And on top of all that, they are not supporting free elections set for November 29th, even though the elections will be monitored by international observers and overseen by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, whose impartiality and independence is respected and praised.

From NRO:

Senator Jim Demint writes in the Wall Street Journal about his factfinding visit to Honduras, where Zelaya — a thuggish would-be dictator who was trying to destroy the rule of law in his country — was ousted as president in a manner consistent with the Honduran constitution. The Obama administration — which couldn't roll over fast enough when Ahmadinejad had to steal the already-rigged Iranian "election" and the regime brutally jailed, tortured and killed dissenters — is playing hardball with Honduras (at least when it's not slapping Israel and the Dalai Lama around), demanding that the thug be restored to power. But, as Sen. Demint notes, "the only thorough examination of the facts to date—conducted by a senior analyst at the Law Library of Congress—confirms the legality and constitutionality of Mr. Zelaya's ouster.

So why is the administration bullying a poor, tiny, Western democracy?

Why indeed. It makes no sense. Zelaya wants to be re-instated before the November elections. Since he can't run again himself, why is this so important? We are talking about a month and a half, after all.

Isn't there a decent reporter how there that could get to the bottom of this?