It was an unconstitutional power grab
The vast majority of the Lib media (including Finland’s) were content with hyping up the “coup de tat” aspect of the removal of Manuel Zelaya from power, while completely overlooking the legal grounds on which he was removed. The 2/3 of the Honduran government moved against the 1/3 for being in violation of the Honduran Constitution and of his office, the presidency.
The situation is becoming so blatantly obvious that leading Democrats in the US government are starting to reassess what took place, and change their tune, something that the acting “Bogus POTUS”, B.Hussein Obama has yet to do.
Just remember folks, that the Tundra Tabloids got it right early on, that the (legally) acting members of the Honduran government are the true patriots/defenders of democracy. It’s nice to see others finally retracting their views and getting in line with the TT’s intitial reporting, but I doubt however, that Obama will ever admit to his having been on the wrong side of history on this issue. KGS
There are tentative signs from Democrats in Congress of support for the forces that removed Honduras President Manuel Zelaya from power at the end of June.
In Congress, the battle has basically gone along party lines, with Republicans unified in supporting Honduras’s military. They’ve argued Zelaya was removed because he was acting against Honduras’s constitution.Democrats on Capitol Hill have been critical of Zelaya’s ouster, but Engel’s comments on Friday suggest the push against Zelaya may be gaining currency.
Honduran business groups have hired Washington lobbyists, including a former advisor to former President Clinton, to press their case that Honduras’s military was right to remove Zelaya.
As The Hill reported Friday, the Honduran branch of CEAL, the Latin American equivalent of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has hired Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe to lobby on its behalf in Washington.
Firm partner Lanny Davis, a former special counsel to President Bill Clinton and supporter of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential run, is representing CEAL and testified at Engel’s hearing Friday.
In his opening statement, Davis said his client supports the mediation process but that “they believe that no one is above the law — including the President — under the Honduran Constitution, just as no one is above the law under the U.S. Constitution.”
Many Republicans on the Hill are throwing their support behind the military.
“They shouldn’t be treated like a rogue regime,” said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.). “They’re a group of people within the democratic process who are stopping a power-grab by someone who’s trying to concentrate power unconstitutionally.”
Rohrabacher’s comments were echoed in the upper chamber earlier in the week as a group of 17 Republican senators sent a letter to Clinton asking for the White House to support Zelaya’s removal.
The Obama Administration has advocated mediation led by Costa Rica President Oscar Arias as the appropriate process to reach such a resolution.