Monday, June 29, 2009

Marxist Obama Lashes out at Honduras; Sides with Chavez, Castro

Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:26pm EDT
By Arshad Mohammed and David Alexander

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.

Zelaya, in office since 2006, was overthrown in a dawn coup on Sunday after he angered the judiciary, Congress and the army by seeking constitutional changes that would allow presidents to seek re-election beyond a four-year term.

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1 comment:

thannon said...

In a perfect world, a military with a conscience would defend it's populace against a dictator in waiting. Probably not the real reason here, but on some level there is that rationale present. Time will tell.