Monday, August 10, 2009

Fledgling Freedom takes a baby step forward in Honduras - Update: Nevermind

I haven't seen any other reports about this, and I don't trust the declaration that Honduras has won, as the link suggests, but it seems that the the tide is turning for the pro-constitutionalist freedom lovers in Honduras and that their exiled president, a wannabe-socialist-dictator, will remain in the dustbin of history. The U.S. apparently is no longer pushing for sanctions against the interim government of a free Honduras, though Obama is still calling for Mel Zelaya to be returned to power as of Monday and our State Department is still playing games with Honduran visas.

Fortunately, congress can't find anything illegal about the interim government, so that should tie our President's hands from doing anything too undemocratic to the little Central American country.

"President Zelaya remains the democratically elected president and, for the sake of the Honduran people, democratic and constitutional order must be restored," Obama said. "Our three nations stand united on this issue."

Oy! I'm no Honduran constitutional lawyer, and I'm pretty sure our President isn't either, but it seems that ousting Zelaya was restoring order. That guy was bad news and if there was any doubt about it, just look at his supporters. It's hard to fathom how wrong President Obama has been on Honduras. It's about as wrong as he's been on Iran. I don't know how he sleeps at night. I suppose years of leftist ideology teachings have left their mark.

UPDATE: The story initially linked was inaccurate and nothing has changed: our State Department and President are still trying to tar the interim government with the word "coup" and still working to cut their aid and force them to accept the dictator instead of their constitution.

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