Friday, July 3, 2009
horton hears a who
WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint is defending the ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya and says the rule of law is working in Honduras.
Zelaya was ousted in a military coup after he ignored a Supreme Court order to halt a constitutional revamp, which many Hondurans believe was meant to let him stay in power.
A Republican conservative, DeMint called Zelaya "a Chavez-style dictator," referring to Venezuelan leftist leader Hugo Chavez, an outspoken critic of the United States.
DeMint said in a statement Thursday that Zelaya flouted the constitutional authority of the Honduran Congress and Supreme Court.
DeMint says President Barack Obama's call to reinstate Zelaya is "a slap in the face to the people of the Honduras."
Source: Associated Press.
I'm loving me a Republican U.S. Senator right now. And he's right: I do feel Obama has slapped us in the face. The United States will spend hundreds of billions of [borrowed] dollars for a failed project to "restore democracy in Iraq," but when the Honduran people step up to the plate to defend their democracy themselves, we get handed this bullsh*t reaction from the U.S. government?! COME ON! There is something extremely wrong with this picture!