"In the beginning, President Obama himself said, "We believe that the coup was not legal, and that President Zelaya remains the president of Honduras." Later on, the administration's position seemed confused and contradictory, and by last week Washington had largely acquiesced to a situation it had been unable to influence. The result leaves the administration with the worst of both worlds - - criticized by Mr. Zelaya's opponents for failing to support his removal and jeered, as well, by the majority of countries in the region whose leaders believe the United States has legitimized a coup d'etat against an elected president. This is not the way to win either friends or credibility in the region."
It takes a special talent to alienate everyone on every side of an issue.