Monday, June 29, 2009

 

Obama's Ever-Changing Dictionary Of Political Terminology, Chapter 5,286

First he redefined the wholesale slaughter of innocent civilians in the streets of Tehran as "vigorous debate". Then he stopped criticizing Israel's settlements just long enough to declare that America must not meddle in the affairs of Iran and other Islamofascist dictatorships. Now he is criticizing an action taken by the Honduras government pursuant to that country's constitution and sanctioned by its Supreme Court, as "a coup".

Which, given his record so far, should not surprise anyone that Obama appears confused, as he does in the case of ex-Honduras president Manuel Zelaya, who tried to subvert the Honduran constitution and award himself an entirely illegitmate, constitutionally-prohibited presidency-for-life.

Should America "meddle" in other countries? According to Obama, no, unless such meddling may prevent the ouster of a leftist thug aspiring to tinpot dictator status through unlawful means- then it's all about democracy and, yes, the rule of law! Except that Obama's appeal for adherence to the rule of law strangely omits the inconvenient fact that, in this case, "the rule of law" was handed down by the Honduras Supreme Court ordering the military detention of Zelaya and the transfer of presidential power to a legal successor.

Fausta's Blog translates from La Prensa:

An official statement of the Supreme Court of Justice explained that the Armed Forces acted under lawful grounds when detaining the President of the Republic, and by decommissioning the materials to be used on the illegal poll which aimed to bring forth Executive Power against a judicial order.

Other sources verified that the president of the Congress, Roberto Micheletti, will assume the presidency of the republic in a few hours.…Honduran president Manuel Zelaya was detained this morning by the military in compliance with an order of the courts of law.

For the administration to blatantly mischaracterise the constitutionally-mandated and legal ousting of an anti-democratic (to say nothing of anti-American), totalitarian-minded, law-flouting, leftwing fascist tyrant as some sort of "coup" is, well it's, uh, uh...

Never mind.

Drudge: OBAMA LASHES OUT AT HONDURAS; SIDES WITH CHAVEZ, CASTRO
Dan Collins: Obama calls on everyone in Honduras except Zelaya to respect the law.
Gateway Pundit: When a Leftist dictator’s career is on the line, Obama finds reason to meddle.
Don Surber: I guess actually he was against meddling before he was for meddling.

I do not doubt that Obama feels no small measure of discomfort at the prospect of something similar eventually happening much closer to home.

WSJ: Honduras Defends Its Democracy

UPDATE
Via Hot Air, Hillary! is calling it right; she just doesn't know it:

We call on all parties in Honduras to respect the constitutional order and the rule of law, to reaffirm their democratic vocation, and to commit themselves to resolve political disputes peacefully and through dialogue.
Done, Madame Secretary; done.

Now how's about you set the record straight on this ludicrous "coup" bidness, Hil!?

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