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Old 06-29-2009, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Obama says coup in Honduras is illegal | Reuters

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday the coup that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was illegal and would set a "terrible precedent" of transition by military force unless it was reversed.

"We believe that the coup was not legal and that President Zelaya remains the president of Honduras, the democratically elected president there," Obama told reporters after an Oval Office meeting with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe.
Nice, strong statement from obama - too bad it is once again wrong. Compare and contrast this very quick response to the silence over Iran's elections.

Why does it always seem obama and the dems/libs take the side of dictators, criminals and despots?

The Supreme court ruled that what Zelaya was doing was illegal, so did the congress and the military refused to distribute the ballots. He was trying to pull a Hugo Chavez - and the other branches of government stepped in to prevent a constitutional crisis.

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He said the administration had worked in recent days to try to prevent the coup from happening, and "our goal now is on restoring democratic order in Honduras."
Really? So they have no problem meddling in the affairs of a sovereign country? Why the left must be contorting themselves into unimaginable shapes in order to resolve the dichotomy between the two.

Hot Air » Blog Archive » Terrific: Chavez accuses U.S. of having “a lot to do” with Honduras coup

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Chavez, who succeeded on his second try to push a similar referendum that allows his indefinite re-election, lashed out at the U.S. and Obama in Caracas, alleging “the Yankee empire had a lot to do” with the “coup d’etat” against his fellow leftist leader.

I call on the president of the United States to issue a statement as we have, rejecting this affront, which not only goes against Honduras but against all the peoples of Latin America,” Chavez said.

Doesn't it just warm your hearts to see POTUS allign himself with this evil clown? Just one call from Chavez is all it took for obama to comply.
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:58 PM
 
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It is illegal. the guy was elected by the people and removed by the military, how is that legal?
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:02 PM
 
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From direction by the court and congress.

Have you read their constitution to see if it is legal?
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:03 PM
 
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From direction by the court and congress.

Have you read their constitution to see if it is legal?
yeah the ballot he was trying to push, but removing his is illegal.
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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O'Grady: Honduras Defends Its Democracy - WSJ.com

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That Mr. Zelaya acted as if he were above the law, there is no doubt. While Honduran law allows for a constitutional rewrite, the power to open that door does not lie with the president. A constituent assembly can only be called through a national referendum approved by its Congress.

But Mr. Zelaya declared the vote on his own and had Mr. Chávez ship him the necessary ballots from Venezuela. The Supreme Court ruled his referendum unconstitutional, and it instructed the military not to carry out the logistics of the vote as it normally would do.

The top military commander, Gen. Romeo Vásquez Velásquez, told the president that he would have to comply. Mr. Zelaya promptly fired him. The Supreme Court ordered him reinstated. Mr. Zelaya refused.
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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Sounds like he was a puppet of CHavez, who I would assume would have a de facto co-presidency.
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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Once again, what he tried to do was illegal as was the military taking him out.
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:10 PM
 
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Abiding by the Rule of Law
How do you know what their rule of law is? Have you read the constitution?

Sounds like the one violating the law was Zelyaya. But of course, obama will take the side of dictators and despots.

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Calculating that some critical mass of Hondurans would take his side, the president decided he would run the referendum himself. So on Thursday he led a mob that broke into the military installation where the ballots from Venezuela were being stored and then had his supporters distribute them in defiance of the Supreme Court's order.

The attorney general had already made clear that the referendum was illegal, and he further announced that he would prosecute anyone involved in carrying it out. Yesterday, Mr. Zelaya was arrested by the military and is now in exile in Costa Rica.

It remains to be seen what Mr. Zelaya's next move will be. It's not surprising that chavistas throughout the region are claiming that he was victim of a military coup. They want to hide the fact that the military was acting on a court order to defend the rule of law and the constitution, and that the Congress asserted itself for that purpose, too.
It was not a coup.
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:11 PM
 
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And this suprises you how??? One socialist to another, I can understand him having empathy for the socialist.......WE ARE DOOMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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as was the military taking him out.
How do you know that? They were acting on an order from the Supreme Court. Why would that be illegal.
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