Tuesday, September 22, 2009

B.O. Knows Foreign Policy?

The deposed Honduran president Manuel Zelaya has slipped back into the country to challenge leaders determined to hold new elections without him. Zelaya has called for negotiations with the leaders who forced him from the country at gunpoint. Interim president Micheletti urged Brazil (Zelaya's hiding in Brazil's embassy)to turn Zelaya over to Honduran authorities for trial.

You would think all of this is the business of the Honduran people and really none of America's business. And, after all, the White House refused to officially question the result or even condemn the brutal suppression of opposition protestors during the Iranian election crisis. At that time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, "We are monitoring the situation as it unfolds in Iran but we, like the rest of the world, are waiting and watching to see what the Iranian people decide. "The United States has refrained from commenting on the election in Iran. We obviously hope that the outcome reflects the genuine will and desire of the Iranian people."

Why then yesterday did she say that Zelaya and the Honduran government must find a way to talk and to avoid violence? Why didn't the US refrain from comment and hope the outcome reflects the genuine will and desire of the Honduran people? Why does the Obama administration once again talk out of both sides of its mouth, having a different set of rules for allies like Honduras and Israel while giving our enemies Iran and North Korea a free pass?

It's a rhetorical question, folks. We all know it's just another step in the dismantling of this great nation. William Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, Van Jones, are all applauding.

No comments: