Tuesday, June 30, 2009

IBDeditorials.com: Editorials, Political Cartoons, and Polls from Investor's Business Daily -- Banana Democrats

When you find yourself on the same side as Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro and Daniel Ortega it's time to re-examine your position. What a disgrace this clown is. He's turning out to be every bit as bad as the most extreme predictions said he would be. One term.

There was a coup all right, but it wasn't committed by the U.S. or the Honduran court. It was committed by Zelaya himself. He brazenly defied the law, and Hondurans overwhelmingly supported his removal (a pro-Zelaya rally Monday drew a mere 200 acolytes).

Yet the U.S. administration stood with Chavez and Castro, calling Zelaya's lawful removal "a coup." Obama called the action a "terrible precedent," and said Zelaya remains president.

In doing this, the U.S. condemned democrats who stood up to save their democracy, a move that should have been hailed as a historic turning of the tide against the false democracies of the region.

The U.S. response has been disgraceful. "We recognize Zelaya as the duly elected and constitutional president of Honduras. We see no other," a State Department official told reporters.

Worse, the U.S. now contemplates sanctions on the tiny drug-plagued, dirt-poor country of 7 million, threatening to halt its $200 million in U.S. aid, immigration accords and a free-trade treaty if it doesn't put the criminal Zelaya back into office.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Obama blocks access to White House visitor list - White House- msnbc.com

But...Hope! And...Change!

The Obama administration is fighting to block access to names of visitors to the White House, taking up the Bush administration argument that a president doesn't have to reveal who comes calling to influence policy decisions.