With Washington unwilling to take drastic steps such as sanctions to restore Mr. Zelaya to power, it seems increasingly unlikely that the leftist politician will return to his seat, analysts said. Honduras's interim government, backed by much of the country's establishment and middle class, appears unwilling to have Mr. Zelaya back, and Washington seems in no mood to force the issue.
- Wall Street Journal
I'm loving it! At the end of the day, the United States is the only trading partner and military ally that truly matters. Zelaya made his own bed when he defied our courts and the rule of law. Who cares what Cristina Kirchner, Rafael Correa, Evo Morales, Daniel Ortega, and - especially - Hugo Chavez and Raul Castro have to say about what occurred in Honduras. As far as most Hondurans are concerned, they can keep Manuel Zelaya and share him around. What's more, they deserve him.
Today is a great day for Honduras! May peace settle like a mist over this beautiful little country and its courageous, freedom-loving people.