Obama’s Bipolar Democracy Policy, Part II
As I mentioned here, one has to wonder where President Obama is when it comes to democracy. When the protests in Egypt really got going, the administration muddled its way through making one contradictory statement after another. Finally, after Mubarak was out, Obama gave a speech where he said the following: We stand ready to provide whatever assistance is necessary — and asked for — | Read More »
In Honduras, Iran, and now Egypt, President Obama chose to side with dictatorships over the democratic resistance. The unrest in Egypt is easily the most critical international crisis of the Obama Administration, and by all accounts the president is not handling it well. His ambiguous and overly cautious statements on the popular uprising in that crucial Middle East nation have managed only to alienate both | Read More »
Thank You Obama
Obama says Tea Partiers should be thanking him: On tax day, he show cases the tax cuts in the stimulus plan, other tax break, and refusal to raise taxes on people making less than $250,000 a year. “So I’ve been amused in recent days by these people having rallies,” he said to laughter. “I think they should be saying thank you.” Big applause, and calls | Read More »
Breaking news Honduras: Congress overwhelmingly rejects return of Zelaya to presidency [Updated]
Update: Final tally – 111 for, 14 against, 3 did not vote (an 8:1 margin) This link also has some excerpts from the debate and La Gringa’s tribute. LaGringa needs to be commended for regularly posting from inside Honduras on what has been going on there, which has been especially helpful since our media have either parroted the leftists or supressed stories. The above link | Read More »
Former Dem White House Counsel challenges Obama on Honduras
Lanny Davis, former Clinton White House Counsel and, more importantly, a Friend of Bill since he became good friends with Hillary and the former President at Yale, refutes the Obama Administration “coup d’etat” narrative on Honduras and demands that the upcoming elections be honored. The former First Lady and current Secretary of State would do well to heed Lawyer Davis’ advice with respect to: The | Read More »
First it was Honduras….. Now we have Nicaragua.
H/T Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs. Two separate articles: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8316167.stm Nicaragua court backs re-election. The Nicaraguan Supreme Court has lifted a constitutional ban on re-election, clearing the way for President Daniel Ortega to run again in 2011 elections. The court’s decision followed an appeal by Mr Ortega and a group of mayors. In July, Mr Ortega said publically he favoured allowing people the right to | Read More »
Nine Leftist Latin American Countries Dropping The US Dollar In 2010.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jisHEg79Cz8uRtYfZR6WK4JmWsIg Leftist Latin American leaders have agreed on the creation of a regional currency to scale back on the use of the US dollar as well as economic sanctions against Honduran coup leaders. Nine countries of ALBA, a leftist bloc conceived by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, met Friday in Bolivia where they vowed to press ahead with a new currency for intra-regional trade to replace | Read More »
US ousts Honduras in soccer coup d’etat, AJC Sports legend retires
Furman Bisher retires after 59 years as Atlanta Journal-Constitution sports columnist But first, the main story that made Braves-Gamecock sports’ Week Six of the College Football season a happy one: USC 28 Kentucky 26 and Ramblin’ Wreck 49 Seminoles 44 (But we think Coach Bowden should be able to decide when he retires) A Coup d’etat by any other name? Honduras followed the rule of | Read More »
The Honduras article Sen. Kerry (D, MA) didn’t want you to see.
(Via Dan Collins of POWIP) Senator Jim DeMint (R, SC) is back from Honduras – despite the best efforts of the Democrats to stop him from going – and he’s unkind about what has been pretty obviously an attempt by the American government to admit that we made a mistake and picked the wrong side of the Honduras issue: [American policy re: the Zelaya ouster] | Read More »
Imagine… A Republican Peace Prize..
What if the Republican Party annually popped up the name of some particular leader who promoted “peace through strength, gave them an award and touted to the world the great achievement of that (presumably Republican or conservative) person? Why certainly they could base it on “words alone” using a precedent already established for such things. Why not? If the award recipients have not already shown | Read More »
Beset by powerful enemies, free Honduras courageously presses on
From the diaries, by Erick. If you are judged by the enemies you accumulate, Honduras is one of the better republics around — all the local tinpot Marxist despots in the region, one that would like to be (Ortega), and the cherry on top : the world’s lone Superpower, led by a radical Marxist sympathizer who has already acted against Honduras and signaled that the | Read More »
More like ‘DeMint *schools* Kerry over Honduras.’
(Via Jen Rubin) Let’s review (I almost did this using an extended metaphor of a fencing match, but I didn’t want actual fencers wincing): Sen. John Kerry is the Democratic point man in Foreign Relations for this administration’s messed-up Honduras policy. He is, in fact, the Foreign Relations chair… which tells you how seriously the Democrats take this committee (i.e., they don’t). Sen. Jim DeMint | Read More »
Honduras right, Obama, UN, OAS wrong — according to the smart people
Promoted from the diaries by Erick From the lips of Obama at the United Freak Show last week: No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation. No world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed. . [snip] . There are basic principles that are universal; there are certain truths which are self-evident — and the United | Read More »
Honduras to Brazil: this Zelaya thing’s getting old.
(H/T: AoSHQ) Not to mention Brazil’s public and increasingly outrageous assistance to Zelaya. So it’s going to have to stop: Honduras is accusing Brazil’s government of instigating an insurrection within its borders, and gave the Brazilian Embassy 10 days to decide the status of ousted Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya, who has taken refuge there. [snip] The statement said Honduras would be forced to take | Read More »
AMERICAN MILITARY INTERVENTION IN CENTRAL AMERICA?
Sounds like a headline from the 1980′s. Honduras is a peaceful democratic country where I have worked and visited numerous times, as I have neighboring Nicaragua. Nicaragua is different, in its culture, climate, people — and in its history of revolutionary violence. Venezuela is all together different from Honduras and Nicaragua and from other poor Latin American countries — a nation that would be rich, | Read More »