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.
The Honduran Congress named an interim president, Roberto Micheletti, and the country’s Supreme Court said it had ordered the army to remove Zelaya.
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Obama says coup in Honduras is illegal
Of course Obama thinks it’s illegal. Barack Hussein Obama knows a lot about illegal. Obama knows what an ILLEGAL presidency is, and that leads me to this:
Obama said he would work with the Organization of American States and other international institutions to restore Zelaya to power and “see if we can resolve this in a peaceful way.”
So, Obama is going to work with the OAS to get Zelaya put back into power? He’s going to side with a close ally of Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro and work to get him back in office? Is this some more of that birds of a feather thing we’ve heard so much about? Or is there a deep fear running through Obama right about now?
“It would be a terrible precedent if we start moving backwards into the era in which we are seeing military coups as a means of political transition, rather than democratic elections,” Obama said, noting the region’s progress in establishing democratic traditions in the past 20 years.
There’s never been a coup in American history. Is that the fear running through Obama? Does that make him think that possibly there are military officers in this nation that have made him for the poser he is? Does Obama fear that he could become the victim of a coup if high ranking military officers were to decide that enough is enough and that it’s time to return this nation to it’s true position as a FREE REPUBLIC?
As Ben Franklin said, “A republic, if you can keep it!”
“We do think that this has evolved into a coup,” Clinton told reporters, adding the administration was withholding that determination for now.
Now I know that Hillary Clinton isn’t all that smart, regardless of how many universities she holds paper from, so I am going to explain this as simply as I possibly can; Ms. Clinton, when a nations military forces depose the leader, be it King, President, whatever, it is called a COUP.
The Obama administration’s stance contrasted with the equivocal position taken in 2002 by former President George W. Bush’s administration, which was seen as tacitly accepting a coup against Venezuela’s leftist President Hugo Chavez.
Of course Obama is critical, I refer you back to the 2nd paragraph of my commentary. Obama has got to support his leftist and socialist buddies in this part of the world. They are becoming as thick as thieves as they band together making their decisions on how to divvy up the carcass of what was once the greatest nation on earth, the United States of America.
This ILLEGAL coup, the one that concerns Obama so, is also a form of living government. Zelaya has been on the receiving end of an INSTANT RECALL!
Tell me that’s not a sure sign the voters are pissed off!! 😈