Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Obama's statement

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).

1 comment:

Mark Handy said...

I agree wholeheartedly! What good is a constitution if the people allow a would be dictator from rewriting it at his discretion. I am all for a closely guarded system of checks and balances that prohibits anyone from altering the constitution. Too long have people of America watched and groaned as the constitution has been rewritten to fit the fancies of those not even elected to their positions and not easily removed. I hope Hondurans show more common sense than we have. Despite what some say, I disagree that OAS opinion should matter atall.
I hope to visit soon. Good Luck and may God go with you.