Great piece today on Investor’s Business Daily‘s editorials site about how even enemies of liberty like Hugo Chavez are finding it inevitable that (to steal a phrase) “democratic, constitutional governance” will probably prevail despite the Obama Administration’s ongoing efforts to thwart the rule of law in Honduras with their bully tactics toward the interrim (and, by the way, completely constitutional) government there.
From the piece:
[A]s Honduras remains firm, the rest of the world, sees this and has started to restore normal ties. If this continues, the U.S. will be left holding the bag as the world’s bad cop bully….
Meanwhile, the European Union announced it wouldn’t initiate trade sanctions on Honduras as it had threatened earlier. It knew the deal and knew its interests.
Thursday, the International Monetary Fund announced it would extend a $150 million loan to Honduras, a sharp shift from the lending cutoff announced by the World Bank after the June 28 ouster of Zelaya. Again, game over, back to business.
Now we see where all the cowboys have gone, no? I recall eight years of consistent hand-wringing over how America was not cow-towing to the will of the greater world in foreign policy. Along comes The One and his Gal at State, and suddenly it’s fashionable to be left the only ones standing as long as the end result is supporting a would-be dictator with zero respect for the rule of law or voice of his people.
Funny how things change.
Oh, and by the way, I (as many Hondurans were probably doing for a while before they gave up on us) am still waiting for a cogent explanation from the Administration (or even State) that addresses all the facts of the situation there and shows the absolute steel-jaw logic that led to the US position on the issue. Can someone in the press posit such an inquiry, please?
I’ll be over here waiting.
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from HQ)