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Sunday, July 5, 2009

And the Plot Thickens........

I think that this report from the Washington Examiner really hits home what is occurring in Honduras.
To cover the basics, the former president of Honduras, Jose Manuel Zelaya, made a bid to form a referendum allowing him to be president for life, a la Hugo Chavez. Zelaya ran into a problem though: Honduras' constitution and it's government which didnt allow for the president to make a constitutional rewrite. That power, as Mary O'Grady points out in the Wall Street Journal lays with the Honduran Congress.
Rather than being a voice of reason and a beacon of liberty, the Obama administration is exercising selective myopia when reporters start throwing around the words "coup" and "Central America" in the same sentence. When one begins really examining the relavent issues as to why he (Zelaya) was removed it becomes clear the the legislative and judicial branches of the Honduran government were doing EXACTLY the right thing by removing him from office.
Now it appears the the jet that is attepting to return Zelaya to Tegucigalpa is of Venezuelan origen. What were you expecting? The Swiss Guards to accompany the guy?
UPDATE: Rep Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) is seeking assurances from the Obama administration that "U.S. intelligence or law enforcement agencies have no information implicating officials of the Honduran administration of Manuel Zelaya, including Mr. Zelaya himself, in the transit of illegal narcotics through Honduran territory or in any other ties to drug trafficking" It just gets better and better people.

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