"Reasonable people can argue whether Zelaya deserved to be tossed out of office. The fact is his ouster was legal, according to a detailed report issued by the U.S. Congressional Research Service. The Honduran Congress has the authority to rebuke the president and decide constitutional intent, the report says. “In the case against Zelaya, the National Congress interpreted the power to disapprove of the conduct of the president to encompass the power to remove him from office, based on the results of a special, extensive investigation,” it states. Chavez and Lula engaged in wise-guy diplomacy. Their actions violated international laws by helping Zelaya enter the country illegally. And they disrupted the economy of Central America’s second-poorest country, which was already reeling from the global economic crisis. Making things even worse, President Barack Obama's administration, which correctly criticized Venezuela and Brazil for letting Zelaya into Honduras, says it won’t recognize the scheduled November election unless the political crisis is resolved. That gives carte blanche to Zelaya. The more turmoil Zelaya creates, the closer to civil war the country will be. "
Is there even ONE foreign policy victory that the Obama administration can claim? The man isnt taken seriously anywhere, least of all, in Copenhagen (where VD was pointed out on his blog), a possible reason, that the US was bounced from consideration by the Olympic Committee was the Obamas themselves. According to George Will, the Obamas, both Michelle and Barack, referred to themselves a highly inordinate amount of times in speeches they gave prior to the final selection.