Today comes this little diamond:
U.S. State Department staff have recommended that the ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya be declared a “military coup,” a U.S. official said on Thursday, a step that could cut off as much as $150 million in U.S. funding to the impoverished Central American nation.
Special, ain’t it?
Zelaya attempted to destroy the Honduran constitution and install himself as Dictator For Life, using Hugo Chavez thug tactics, and he was removed from office by the military pursuant to a request by that nation’s supreme court – according to the constitution – and this is going to be styled a military coup?
It’s not a surprise that this is going on. The examples of this American president actually furthering American interests are few and far between. The idea that they’d get Honduras right as opposed to kowtowing to Chavez, who is both an enemy of this country and the foremost example of tyranny in the Western Hemisphere, seems fanciful.
How hard is it for an American president to side with America’s friends against America’s enemies? Really – if Bill Clinton could do it at least some of the time, this guy could. At least, you’d hope so.