I can't deny Manuel Zelaya suffered a coup d'état. It was sudden, violent and illegal. But it was a democratic coup to defend the Constitution that has served our country well. Honduras had to choose between a democratic coup, a tyrannicide and a dictator consolidating himself in power. In my opinion we chose well between these options. It's called "L'autodétermination des peuples", and is much better than the many military interventions the UN has been forced to execute to free states in the world that were incapable of freeing themselves. Today the heads of state of the world are simply reacting based on a human reflex that says "this could happen to us, we need to make sure it never happens again". Reflexes are not always logical and the international community clearly jumped into early conclusions.
- Luis Bueso, Honduran attorney