Monday, July 13, 2009

What happened in Honduras

Told by a Honduran. "Octavio Sánchez, a lawyer, is a former presidential adviser (2002-05) and minister of culture (2005-06) of the Republic of Honduras." In the Christian Science Monitor:

Sometimes, the whole world prefers a lie to the truth. The White House, the United Nations, the Organization of American States, and much of the media have condemned the ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya this past weekend as a coup d'état.

That is nonsense.

In fact, what happened here is nothing short of the triumph of the rule of law.

The OAS, in suspending Honduras, shows that it is another dictators' club. The Obama administration, in supporting Zelaya, shows that it does not support the rule of law. Now Zelaya is making threats and rallying support.

And then there's this, from Neo-neocon:

End22: is this why Obama supports Zelaya?

This is one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever seen online—a movement to repeal the 22nd amendment. You know, the one that limits a president to two terms.

Think it can’t happen here? Think again. These people set up this group on Obama’s inauguration day. I’m fairly certain it’s a very small movement now. But this can grow, depending on how much money they get to spread their message. It’s a move for Zelaya-style “democracy” in this country.

Gerard Van der Leun, commenting on that thread, notes that Barack3rdterm dot com, net and org also point to end22 dot com. I think the favicon of a squared-off blue O followed by an exclamation point is evidence that it's not a general opposition to term limits that fuels these people.

And an update: Why Honduras matters.

Thanks to Althouse commenter elHombre for the Sánchez article.

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