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Sunday, October 11, 2009

What I Heard in Honduras

It's the title of Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-SC) article that ran in yesterday's Wall Street Journal. Check it out. The guy GETS IT when it comes to Honduras as well as our immigration policy.....

"In the last three months, much has been made of a supposed military "coup" that whisked former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya from power and the supposed chaos it has created.
After visiting Tegucigalpa last week and meeting with a cross section of leaders from Honduras's government, business community, and civil society, I can report there is no chaos there. There is, however, chaos to spare in the Obama administration's policy toward our poor and loyal allies in Honduras. That policy was set in a snap decision the day Mr. Zelaya was removed from office, without a full assessment of either the facts or reliable legal analysis of the constitutional provisions at issue. Three months later, it remains in force, despite mounting evidence of its moral and legal incoherence. While in Honduras, I spoke to dozens of Hondurans, from nonpartisan members of civil society to former Zelaya political allies, from Supreme Court judges to presidential candidates and even personal friends of Mr. Zelaya. Each relayed stories of a man changed and corrupted by power. The evidence of Mr. Zelaya's abuses of presidential power—and his illegal attempts to rewrite the Honduran Constitution, a la Hugo Chávez—is not only overwhelming but uncontroverted."

As Thomas Sowell stated in his article I cited a couple of days ago, "Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Muammar Qaddafi and Vladimir Putin have all praised Barack Obama. When enemies of freedom and democracy praise your president, what are you to think? When you add to this Barack Obama's many previous years of associations and alliances with people who hate America-- Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Father Pfleger, etc.-- at what point do you stop denying the obvious and start to connect the dots?". It's becoming at least superficially evident that Mr Obama is throwing his lot in with the likes of such honored names in Latin America as Castro, Ortega and Chavez.


Tracy said...

I've been thinking about Sowell's comment that you've posted here since I read it on your site (or maybe it was in an article you'd linked) the other day. My husband John and I were talking about it. I tend to lean toward thinking that, like so many left wing liberals, Obama is very naive. Naive about the true nature of humans, about what really works, about what has made America so great.

JD Curtis said...

Yes Tracy. Among other things, greatly naive. If we all care enough then the problem will go away, or similar. At least that's my take anyway

Leo B. Vadalà said...

In the case of Honduras, I am not sure he sees it as a problem that needs to go away. I could be wrong, but something tells me he is rather comfortable with Zelaya.