With regard to the situation in Honduras, I stand with the constitutionalists, that is the legislature, the supreme court, and the army. I haven’t commented before because I was caught up in some work stuff and because it’s usually best to wait a day or two because initially reports are generally wrong.
What seems clear to me now is that former Honduran President Zelaya is the party in the wrong. I would agree that his removal was not handled in an optimal fashion, but given a decision by the supreme court and a unanimous vote by the legislature, any who has respect for the rule of law should be lining up with the latter against Zelaya. It is also clear that, despite what NPR continues to report, that it was not a miltary or even military backed coup. The military executed the orders of legitimate civil authority as is their proper duty. The question for those who carp about the poor implementation should be asked to apply the same standard to the former President, who was implementing his duties more than a bit poorly. But they won’t because standards only apply to honest folk, not thugs.
Of course, our President Obama immediately sided with anti-democratic side in stark contrast to his dithering on Iran. I suspect in the latter case Obama wanted to immediately side with the mullahocracy but was persuaded it would be bad PR. That’s why it took so long to take even the pathetic action of disinviting Iranian diplomats to Independence Day barbecues.
I am disappointed that the OAS is working against democracy, although it’s hardly surprising in an organization that doesn’t see anything wrong with the Castro regime.
I am no longer disappointed that Old Media is playing the “unfairly deposed President” line — siding with thugs and despots is what Old Media does these days. Instead of informing citizens they act as propaganda organs for any one who opposed the liberal order that makes them possible. Maybe I should use the term “exforming” or “deforming” to describe what they do.