Saturday, July 25, 2009

Honduran "invasion" fizzles

"Ousted President Manuel Zelaya's plans for a triumphant return to Honduras on Friday fizzled into a brief, 15-foot stroll across this border post -- yet another twist in his homeland's month-long political crisis. Morning began with high hopes: ``My presence in Honduras can undo this coup,'' Zelaya declared. ``The people will surround me, and the soldiers will lower their rifles.'' By afternoon, it was clear it wasn't going to happen. Honduran police began a lunch-hour curfew along the border, so the crowds that Zelaya and his entourage were hoping would usher him safely to the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa had not materialized."

In other words, wannabe Honduran dictator Zelaya has the support of Cuba's dictator Castro, Venezuela's strong man Chavez and America's president Obama . . . but not the Honduran people.

Why are we backing this guy?

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