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7/24/2009

Former Honduran President Inches Home

Filed under: International,Obama — DRJ @ 8:31 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Saying “I am not afraid but I’m not crazy either,” ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya briefly returned to Honduras and then went back to Nicaragua:

“Wearing his trademark white cowboy hat, Zelaya walked up to a sign reading “Welcome to Honduras” and smiled to cheering supporters at the remote mountain pass flanked by banana trees.

He stopped a few steps into Honduran territory, speaking to nearby military officials on his mobile phone. “I’ve spoken to the colonel and he told me I could not cross the border,” Zelaya said. “I told him I could cross.”

But he soon went back to Nicaragua and said he was ready to return to the negotiating table. “The best thing is to reach an understanding that respects the will of the people,” Zelaya said.”

Allahpundit reviews the Obama Administration’s reaction (Zelaya is “reckless”) and suggests the “ObamaCare meltdown, Gatesgate, and now this” may be the culmination of Obama’s “toughest week as President.”

— DRJ

23 Responses to “Former Honduran President Inches Home”

  1. They should have put a cross over this clown. He is a typical dictator, complete the fraud ready computers.

    Thomas Jackson (8ffd46)

  2. Seriously? That’s his grand defiant move?

    That’s like poking your sibling while riding in the back seat on the family vacation, getting yelled at to stop, and then pulling the whole “I’m not touching youuuuuuuuuu” thing…

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  3. What’s missing from Barack Obama’s dirty socialist Associated Press’s article about the Honduran dirty socialist authoritarian skeeze we’re supporting with love love love and kisses?

    Barack Obama.

    If it weren’t FAIL, he’d have his propaganda wenches highlighting his role. You know he would. Definitely not a good week.

    happyfeet (c75712)

  4. Either Obama is completely superficial and believes that what happened was a coup, or he prefers Marxist dictators to representative democracies.

    Should I hope he’s a fool?

    Kevin Murphy (0b2493)

  5. If we’ve been training their snipers, we obviously haven’t been doing it very well. One foot over the border should have been enough to end this dirtbag without violating Nicaraguan territory.

    M. Scott Eiland (5ccff0)

  6. The “will of the people” means about as much there as it does here…sad.

    DaveinPhoenix (8c6b07)

  7. If anyone thinks that THIS has been a tough week, then they’re pansies.

    Wait until the next major terrorist attack on US soil, if you want “tough”.

    Steven Den Beste (99cfa1)

  8. One foot over the border should have been enough to end this dirtbag without violating Nicaraguan territory.

    Nah… the bullet would have ended up going through his empty head, and violating Nic territory…

    Best to let him come a few more steps… Next time, the guy should say “Bet you won’t go half a mile past the boarder…”

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  9. We don’t know that he’s done anything to be shot for. I think it’s more like Daylight come me wan’ go home. And we have nothing to be proud of in this either. We elected our own banana stacker.

    nk (07e440)

  10. Zelaya has lost much of his international support including (possibly) the United States. I’m sure the Honduran government would rather he fade away instead of making a martyr out of him.

    DRJ (6f3f43)

  11. “banana stacker”?
    Why drag Sullivan into this?

    Zelaya crossed the border in the middle of nowhere.
    It would be like straddling the border between Canada and Montana.

    SteveG (97b6b9)

  12. Either Obama is completely superficial and believes that what happened was a coup, or he prefers Marxist dictators to representative democracies.

    Why can’t it be both?

    Another Chris (a3bb8f)

  13. White cowboy hat? Sounds like a fine target for a sniper.

    Jim Treacher (796deb)

  14. But he has not been given much of a choice, either. He has been thrown out of his country. I understand that he was a rancher. Now he is a homeless vagabond. Who has his ranch now? What would you do?

    nk (07e440)

  15. Beware of people who have nothing to lose.

    nk (07e440)

  16. (Zelaya is “reckless”)

    Oh, now they realize that something is squirrely and screwed up about the guy. Just as it took them awhile to realize something is super flaky about Henry Gates. Or Jermiah Wright — at least based on public (but not private) responses — for that matter.

    What is it with the left that makes them such knuckleheads when it comes to perceiving the good and bad in people and situations? The lack of logic in their brains defies imagination.

    Mark (411533)

  17. If Obama thinks this is a rough week, wait until Congress gets back from recess – we’re already seeing wide disagreement on the health plan coming from the town halls that some Dems have held in the prior weeks. Funniest vids were Maryland Senator Cardin and the Missouri hack Carnahan – these guys have never had any dissent directed at them before, and their responses were both contemptuous and ignorant in the extreme. The deer – in – the – headlghts look from Carnahan was truly hilarious:

    http://www.mofopolitics.com/2009/07/21/video-rep-russ-carnahan-mocked-at-healthcare-townhall/

    Here’s the esteemed Senator’s explanation to a constituent for why the gov’t is justifed in charging him $2,500 for not getting health insurance:

    http://www.mofopolitics.com/2009/07/21/video-sen-cardin-d-md-gets-tough-questions-at-healthcare-townhall/

    Meanwhile, HHS Kathleen Sebelius gets a cold slap of reality:

    http://www.mofopolitics.com/2009/07/21/video-hhs-sec-kathleen-sebelius-booed-at-townhall-told-itll-be-a-cold-day-in-hell-before-he-socializes-my-country/

    The rest of the returning members are going to face a veritable sh-tstorm over the coming month.

    Dmac (e6d1c2)

  18. When will Baracky throw himself under the bus? That is not the Zelaya I was knew and admired …

    JD (220a1a)

  19. Zelaya reminds me again of the “Brave Sir Robin” character from Python:

    Brave Sir Robin ran away
    Bravely ran away, away
    When danger reared its ugly head
    He bravely turned his tail and fled
    Yes, brave Sir Robin turned about
    And gallantly he chickened out
    Bravely taking to his feet
    He beat a very brave retreat

    Dmac (e6d1c2)

  20. 16. Oh, now they realize that something is squirrely and screwed up about the guy.

    Comment by Mark

    ‘This is not the delightful Marxoid tin-horn dictator I thought I knew.’-Barack Obama

    KingShamus (4fabb2)

  21. What a damn child–did he hop back and forth across the border, too?

    “I’m in Honduras, I’m outside Honduras, I’m in Honduras, I’m outside Honduras….”

    Another Chris (a3bb8f)

  22. Greetings:

    So, does that mean the current government of Honduras is off the legal hook for expelling deposed President Zelaya. It seems to me that he returned to his country and then left on his own volition. As my father used to say, Zelaya is being “too smart by half”.

    11B40 (0bd2f3)

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