Sunday, June 28, 2009

New Government, Old Methods

First off, I know nothing of Zelaya in Honduras. He could be a major-league dick. And it sounds like he miscalculated in trying to extend his term where he had little support (certainly when it came to the military. But, here is the president's statement:

In Washington, President Barack Obama expressed concern over the developments on Sunday. "I call on all political and social actors in Honduras to respect democratic norms, the rule of law and the tenets of the Inter-American Democratic Charter. Any existing tensions and disputes must be resolved peacefully through dialogue free from any outside interference,"

I can now hear the right wing noise machine ginning up some hoo-hah about his jumping to the defense of his leftist brethren or some such. I believe "all political actors" would include Zelaya himself, not that he's in a position of strength. This looks similar to the statement on Iran, except I'm too lazy to go look. As with Iran, let's wish all these other countries well as they sort out their own internal problems. Neocons want the poor and sick in this country to fend for themselves in getting employment and healthcare, But, in a heartbeat they want to rush off to get involved in the issues of other countries. It seems unpatriotic.

UPDATE: Argentina shows them how it should be done.

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