Matthew Cunningham, over at Red County, has a post worth reading about Barack Obama’s disastrous foreign policy.
We need to pay attention to Obama’s foreign policy. It is shaping up to be fatal to American interests.
He has given only tepid support to democratic protestors in Iran — and only after much needling and pushing by Republicans.
He has burned bridges with the French, something no one thought possible.
He has insulted the British and refuses to embrace the idea of it being our strongest alliance.
He refuses to take on the North Koreans despite their intentions to launch a missile toward Hawaii.
And now Barack Obama is standing with Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, and a host of communist regimes and sympathizers in Central and South America on the issue of Honduras.
To recap: The Honduran President decided, like Hugo Chavez, to have an “election” in order to keep himself in office longer than the law allowed.
The Honduran Constitution requires that Presidents serve one term. Given Latin American history, it is a good thing. The Constitution also requires that referenda be approved by the Honduran Congress.
The President of Honduras decided to have a referendum on giving him more time in office, which the Congress blocked. He went ahead anyway. The Honduran Supreme Court told him to stop. He ignored them.
So the Congress and the Supreme Court ordered the military to remove the President of Honduras. It was no coup. It was an attempt by two co-equal branches of government from preventing the third co-equal branch from becoming a dictator.
Nonetheless, Barack Obama sees it differently. He is supporting the democratically ousted President of Honduras. He joins Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro.
Meanwhile, people are still dying on the streets of Iran.