November 04, 2009

Honduras -- is the U.S. coming to its senses?

Via the AP:

Ousted President Manuel Zelaya is asking the Obama Administration to explain why, after pressing for his reinstatement, U.S. officials say they will recognize upcoming Honduran elections even if he isn't returned to power first.

In a letter sent to the U.S. State Department on Wednesday, Zelaya asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "to clarify to the Honduran people if the position condemning the coup d'etat has been changed or modified."

His request came after Washington's top envoy to Latin America, Thomas Shannon, told CNN en Espanol that the U.S. will recognize the Nov. 29 elections even if the Honduran Congress decides against returning Zelaya to power.

The US couldn't very well say they wouldn't recognize fair elections even if Honduras refused to put Zelaya back in power, now, could they? That'd make their current [ridiculous] position look ultra-ludicrous.

Posted by Hube at November 4, 2009 07:04 PM | TrackBack

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