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US Makes Honduras Restore President

From an elated New York Times:

Deal Reached in Honduras to Restore Ousted President

By ELISABETH MALKIN

October 31, 2009

MEXICO CITY — A lingering political crisis in Honduras seemed to be nearing an end on Friday after the de facto government agreed to a deal, pending legislative approval, that would allow Manuel Zelaya, the deposed president, to return to office.

The government of Roberto Micheletti, which had refused to let Mr. Zelaya return, signed an agreement with Mr. Zelaya’s negotiators late Thursday that would pave the way for the Honduran Congress to restore the ousted president and allow him to serve out the remaining three months of his term. If Congress agrees, control of the army would shift to the electoral court, and the presidential election set for Nov. 29 would be recognized by both sides. Neither Mr. Zelaya nor Mr. Micheletti will be candidates

The accord came after a team of senior American diplomats flew to the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, from Washington on Wednesday to press for an agreement. On Thursday, the assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, Thomas A. Shannon Jr., warned that time was running out for an agreement…

We were very clearly on the side of the restoration of the constitutional order, and that includes the elections,” Mrs. Clinton said in Islamabad.

According to Mr. Micheletti, the accord reached late Thursday would establish a unity government and a verification commission to ensure that its conditions are carried out. It would also create a truth commission to investigate the events of the past few months

Negotiators for both men were expected to meet Friday to work out final details. It was not clear what would happen if the Honduran Congress rejected the deal…

New negotiations began this month but broke down two weeks ago. With the Honduran elections approaching, the United States chose to step up pressure and dispatched Mr. Shannon, along with Dan Restrepo, the senior director for Western Hemisphere affairs at the National Security Council.

Some Honduran political and business leaders have argued that the military coup that ousted Mr. Zelaya on June 28 was a legal response to his attempts to rewrite the Constitution and seek re-election

“Some”?

It would also create a truth commission to investigate the events of the past few months.

“Truth commission”?

In case there was any doubt about the leftists who pushed this.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, October 30th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

14 Responses to “US Makes Honduras Restore President”

  1. Media_man says:

    I think this will be the moment in history when the American public became so corrupt that they tolerate a US POTUS who actively promotes lawless wannabe dictators in Central American countries as opposed to Democratically elected ones. I guess this shouldn’t suprise people considering he appointed a Safe School Czar whose biggest influence in his life was the founder of NAMBLA (child molester advocacy group), appointed a Commie Truther to a top level WH job, and WH Communication Directors whose biggest role model in life was Chairman Mao (he murdered 70 million but nobody’s perfect, & who are we to judge?).

    Is there any hope at for the US? Honestly, God help us.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Who will come to our aid when we depose obama when he dismantles our Constitution?

    This is exactly why the left has tried to abolish the Second Amendment. Without it they can do what “THEY” want with no one to oppose their oppressing the masses.

    Gun control is the ability to hit your target every time (and they don’t like it).

  3. Reality Bytes says:

    Hmmm. I guess they didn’t the the memo on the Iranian elections then, huh?

  4. Right of the People says:

    I’m sure if you shave the Won’s™ head you will find the numbers 666 tattooed on it.

    LD, I’m with you, Gun Control is being able to hit what you aim at.

  5. Reality Bytes says:

    Didn’t Zelaya do coffee commercials in the ’80’s?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHQAAfVvvOU

  6. beautyofreason says:

    So it’s not our freaking business to condemn Iran on their “robust debate,” but it is our business to reinstate a man in Latin America that the citizens removed who will likely become a dictator if he continues the “reforms?”

    Gee, guess the administration has its priorities.

  7. catie says:

    Thanks for the Memories. I remember those commercials.

  8. ilzito guacamolito says:

    Another domino falls in Chavez’ world.
    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss…

  9. joeblough says:

    Well, anybody out there who was inclined to feel uneasy about the ouster of Allende in Chile, can relax and feel all nicey nice now.

    The left has exceeded us.

    And this time the locals will really freakin’ suffer.

    But it’s like they say, there’s no good peasant but a commie peasant.

    The rest? Screw ’em. Let them lose their dreams, suffer and die.

  10. canary says:

    Global Obama & Hillary just handed out pre-sentencing for Hondurons, but not a whisper over Iran’s illegal election of the 2nd most dishonest leader in the World.

  11. StupidityIsPreventable says:

    If the president can not run in the next election, but they want to “investigate” what happened, that does not sound like something to applaud, and may form a wedge of distraction in the American Democratic Party for international affairs policies?

    Aren’t there are whole bunch of radicals on the left that hate this sort of stuff? Bottom line, the United States President, who ranted against the use of “colonialism”, is interfering in the internal affairs of a foreign power?

    But of course close advisers to Ronald Reagan never anticipated that his administration would get mired by certain decisions, and these are not the same people are they? Didn’t certain people in power on the left give the CIA a big old pat on the back for the great job they are doing?

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