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8/8/2009

Bravo, Honduras

Filed under: International,Obama — DRJ @ 11:17 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Dan Collins notices some good news in the Miami Herald:

“Signaling a policy shift, the Obama administration is now saying that Manuel Zelaya was responsible for his own ouster in Honduras — and stopping short of calling for his return.”

I hope this also means the Obama Administration will restore the defense and humanitarian aid to Honduras that it suspended after Zelaya’s ouster.

— DRJ

18 Responses to “Bravo, Honduras”

  1. Investors Business Daily seems to suggest just that:

    In a welcome about-face, the State Department told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Richard Lugar, R-Ind., in a letter Tuesday that the U.S. would no longer threaten sanctions on Honduras for ousting its president, Mel Zelaya, last June 28.

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  2. It’s this sort of impact what can happen when Republicans behave like Republicans. We need to restore aid and work to put this shameful shameful incident behind us as soon as possible and continue to ensure that the Barack Obama knows that we’ll not indulge his penchant for cowardly appeasement.

    happyfeet (42470c)

  3. Memo to the President:

    Thanks for wasting six weeks that could have been used to beat back the Chavez groupies, idiot.

    M. Scott Eiland (5ccff0)

  4. About time. I mentioned to a friend that it shouldn’t have been to difficult for the State Department to have read the Honduran constitution, even if it was written in Spanish.

    He highlighted that Honduras is hardly the pick of the diplomatic postings.

    davod (bce08f)

  5. I would pay money to get that posting.

    If I ever have to leave the US, I’m going there, where they do whatever it takes to uphold their constitution.

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  6. Ah, the sweet smell of vindication in the morning…

    Viva Honduras y viva la constitucion!

    Dan S (267b5e)

  7. Better late than never.

    rls (e58293)

  8. Warren Zevon was a badass.

    “And if California slides into the ocean,
    Like the mystics and statistics say it will,
    I predict this hotel deficit will be standing,
    Until I’ve paid my bill.”

    Leviticus (f565c1)

  9. I thought you were a young guy, Leviticus. Pulling up a lessor known Zevon lyric is quite laudable if you are. My compliments.

    political agnostic (7210c9)

  10. There’s been no remediation of the crisis. The interim leaders are cracking heads while running out the clock until the November election. Zelaya deserved to be ousted but martyrdom through exile can be an unmanageable contagion. Hondurans coalescing around a white knight during this pre-election score-settling seems impossible.

    steve (187be6)

  11. Could this be … bring attention to Honduras to distract from Clinton’s North Korea visit? Or some other cover up. Stranger things have been known to happen. I am such a pessimist.

    PatAZ (9d1bb3)

  12. The broken clock that is the current occupant of the White House finally told the correct time of day.

    Mark (411533)

  13. […] they are just so used to appeasement that they are trying it with Richard Lugar too.  Via Patterico.  Meanwhile, Honduras is continuing to stand […]

    Sunday Links 8/9/09 | The Clumsy Fly (f8ec8a)

  14. Will the State Dept. now restore the visa’s of the Honduran personnel that they pulled them from, and allow them to remain/return?

    AD - RtR/OS! (72baf0)

  15. I am so happy to read that at last Obama has change his opinon on the return of Zahaya to Honduras. It’s about time he got the right message. Zahaya’s return would be the end of the beautiful country I love, Honduras. Up until 1980 I really did know the countryand the people. However,after about twenty visits I learn to love it and hope to return again, now that Zahaya is out. Thank you.

    carman Norman (996c34)

  16. It is awesome that Honduras has stood up to the dictators, and forced Obama to back down.

    Karateka (55e0ca)


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