Tuesday, July 07, 2009

 

But we're not meddling....

I’ve previously noted my puzzlement at the Administration’s inexplicable siding with ousted Honduras president, Manuel Zelaya. Today only strengthens my concerns; Secretary Clinton met with Zelaya today as part of an effort to mediate the uproar over the seemingly constitutionally-compliant removal of Zelaya by other factions of the Honduran government (…which Ms. Clinton so eloquently and baselessly refers to as “the de facto regime.”).

President Obama also weighed in on this today:

"America supports now the restoration of the democratically-elected president of Honduras, even though he has strongly opposed American policies," Obama said in a speech in Russia.

"We do so not because we agree with him. We do so because we respect the universal principle that people should choose their own leaders, whether they are leaders we agree with or not," he added.” Zelaya says to meet coup backers on Thursday Reuters

Just wondering but do you think the President is preaching such respect for this elected official as way to establish a framework for future talks with other, you know, “democratically-elected” officials such as Ahmadinejad and Haniya? Hell, Kim Jong Il might even qualify under the Obama Standard.

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