Or someone else…the point is that it's clearly no longer the American President. This is one of the worst abrogations yet of that traditional position in the world:
Barack Obama insisted that he could not interfere in Iranian affairs while the regime “debated” its election results by cracking heads and shooting women dead on the street.
He didn't want to be seen as “meddling” in the internal politics of the “sovereign government of Iran.”
But, that didn't stop him from inserting himself into Honduran affairs where he worked in recent days to prevent Leftist President Manuel Zelaya's ouster.
Today, Barack Obama joined Marxist tyrants Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez to rally around ousted Leftist Honduran President Manuel Zelaya.
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.
The short version of what happened is that Zelaya is a thug who wanted to remain President past the Honduran constitution's limits. Both the (Honduran equivalent of our) Supreme Court and the (Honduran equivalent of our) Congress told him that was unconstitutional and that it wouldn't fly. He flipped them the bird and began taking steps to cement his power. The SC and Congress then directed the military to remove him. As Rush Limbaugh put it, the Honduran Supreme Court and Congress actually prevented a coup by Zelaya.
What's truly amazing is that several regional Marxist dictators (like Hugo Chavez) are loudly supporting Zelaya's quest for lingering power…along with Barack Obama.
Michael Ramirez, as usual, illustrates it beautifully:
It's hideous what he's done to America's standing in the world. For all of the vicious smearing that Bush took, it should say something that Bush is revered in Africa for his work on AIDS and other diseases and two different Middle Eastern countries for liberating tens of millions of oppressed people. His policies kept America safe from terrorism for the past eight years and spurred several years of incredible economic growth, and provided continued protection for allies around the world, as America has done for decades. Ironically, it is Barack Obama — the man everyone was certain would 'heal the wounds' inflicted by the eeeeevil Bush — and his limp-wristed, indecisive, and confused foreign policy that has prompted Communist countries to offer economic advice, human rights violators to offer condemnations of American 'torture', allow North Korea and Iran to accelerate their nuclear weapons programs, and made America a laughingstock on the international stage…all in just five short months.
I'm not sure how much more hope-n-change America can handle and still survive.
There's my two cents.