We believe that the coup was not legal and that President Zelaya remains the president of Honduras.
- President Barack Obama, Daily Mail, UK
With all due respect, Mr. Obama, at best this statement makes you sound alarmingly uninformed as to what really occurred in Honduras, at worst it makes you sound like a spineless wimp. It would seem that you are allowing Hugo Chavez and Raul Castro to intimidate you into supporting a would-be despot. The Honduran officials and institutions who stood up to protect the country's constitution and democracy from the head-on assault by Mr. Zelaya are true heroes and should be recognized as such. We can only hope that U.S. attitudes and actions behind the scenes don't match your disappointing public statements (no matter how diplomatically-correct they may be).