Video: Hillary surprised to discover would-be Honduran dictator is “reckless”

posted at 9:15 pm on July 24, 2009 by Allahpundit

Yeah, turns out that the Chavez stooge who was going to rig an illegal national referendum to extend his term his president — the stooge we’re supporting — isn’t above strolling across the border and back into Honduras despite the risk that poses of inciting a civil war. Which isn’t the first time he’s tried to make a dramatic, potentially catastrophic return from exile. I guess we should be rooting for him. He’s our guy, no?

I’m assuming Hillary’s statement here is a none-too-subtle signal that they’re inching away from backing Zelaya going forward, but with The One, who knows? Exit question: Between the ObamaCare meltdown, Gatesgate, and now this reminder of one of his worst foreign policy decisions so far, is this the toughest week Obama’s had as president? Has any other week even been close?



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North Korea said she is not at all intelligent, and that she looks like a pensioner going out shopping.

AZCoyote on July 25, 2009 at 6:13 AM

She’s lucky the Norks didn’t talk about her IQ hovering in the low 60′s.

progressoverpeace on July 25, 2009 at 8:20 AM

Let’s not forget that Jughead said that we’re not seeking victory in Afghanistan. Well, at least won’t offend anyone over there by using the word “victory.”

We’d sure hate to offend those cuddly little Taliban guys. American cops, on the other hand, are fair game. Let’s not forget American doctors, who are after everyone’s tonsils.

Ampleforth on July 25, 2009 at 8:48 AM

Exit question: Between the ObamaCare meltdown, Gatesgate, and now this reminder of one of his worst foreign policy decisions so far, is this the toughest week Obama’s had as president? Has any other week even been close?

In all honesty, I think he’s too arrogant to give a crap.

flipflop on July 25, 2009 at 9:44 AM

Huh….looks like they need a new foreign policy expert battalion in the White House.

300 foreign policy advisors, and this is what they came up with?

“Hey, let’s give our support to the corrupt, leftist, soon-to-be dictator….Zelaya, that is”

BobMbx on July 25, 2009 at 10:59 AM

Does anyone think, even for a minute that these people believe what they say? Hillary was “shocked”? THEY ARE POLITICIANS!! They don’t care what these animals believe as long as they themselves come out looking good in the end. The big eyes and the surprise on comes out when this kind of info reaches the public. “Oh, Ms. Clinton, does the name Vince Foster ring a bell?”

fatharry1 on July 25, 2009 at 11:08 AM

I was sitting here thinking – has this administration even read the Honduran constitution and know their laws? But then I remembered they don’t even care enough to read and abide by ours.

TexAz on July 25, 2009 at 11:11 AM

Hey Cankles, they are following their constitution.
from http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=16111

Interestingly, the Honduran Constitution of 1982 (Honduras: Constitución de 1982) does provide for loss of citizenship for those who “incite, promote or aid in the continuation or re-election of the President” (article 42, translation mine):
ARTICULO 42.- La calidad de ciudadano se pierde:
5. Por incitar, promover o apoyar el continuismo o la reelección del Presidente de la República; y,

Further, Article 239 indicates that anyone who has held the office of chief executive cannot be president or vice president and anyone who proposes reform to that prohibition can be barred from holding public office for ten years:
ARTICULO 239.- El ciudadano que haya desempeñado la titularidad del Poder Ejecutivo no podrá ser Presidente o Vicepresidente de la República.
El que quebrante esta disposición o proponga su reforma, así como aquellos que lo apoyen directa o indirectamente, cesarán de inmediato en el desempeño de sus respectivos cargos y quedarán inhabilitados por diez (10) años para el ejercicio de toda función pública.

TheSitRep on July 25, 2009 at 11:26 AM

I was sitting here thinking – has this administration even read the Honduran constitution and know their laws? But then I remembered they don’t even care enough to read and abide by ours.

TexAz on July 25, 2009 at 11:11 AM

The good news: Most people are now demanding that Obama respect the Honduran Constitution.

econavenger on July 25, 2009 at 11:44 AM

You know the bad news

econavenger on July 25, 2009 at 11:45 AM

Thing is, when Obama needs to leave the WhiteHouse after the election, what will his thug friends do, burn CHicago again?

johnnyU on July 25, 2009 at 12:22 PM

I do know that the Honduran government, by supporting their Constitution, acted stupidly.

America, Obama will not be pleasant, this will not be quick.

jukin on July 25, 2009 at 12:49 PM

Worst week?

I hope not. It hasn’t even been a year yet. If so, this is going to be the saddest presidency ever.

xax on July 25, 2009 at 12:50 PM

It’s been such a bad week I’d feel sorry for him if it weren’t for the fact that he brought most of it on himself. His arrogant remarks, blaming the GOP (and then saying he didn’t), siding with tyrants, bullying Congress over Obamacare? I’d say that is acting stupidly. And yet, here is he today trying to butt into an incident between a cop and a disorderly resident. Where does he get off doing that? And for someone who has a law degree, shouldn’t he know better than to run interference?

scalleywag on July 25, 2009 at 1:22 PM

He may be reckless, but he’s not careless like these bums in D.C.

Cybergeezer on July 25, 2009 at 5:06 PM

Has the White House even responded to the stories that Zelaya had preprepared results and certifications? If those stories are true of course, the coup was plotted by Zelaya not the military that acted upon the orders of the Supreme Court.

KW64 on July 25, 2009 at 11:20 PM

Yes. Lowest point so far. Obama woke up and found he was a community organizer again, using perceived racial slights as a political tool. Let’s face it, he’s more comfortable doing that than being actually responsible for something.

virgo on July 26, 2009 at 3:25 AM

This has been Obama’s worst week. And I’m reveling in it! A few more weeks like this and we’ll have enough votes to impeach the bastard!

Cr4sh Dummy on July 26, 2009 at 4:35 AM

Obama has made the Clintons irrevelant. Smartest woman evah been checkmated.

conservativegrandma on July 26, 2009 at 11:36 AM

At Fausta’s Blog commenter “DP” asked:

If he did indeed enter Honduras and then leave on his own, doesn’t this mean that his exile is voluntary? It seems that there is a difference between forcible exile and a refusal to repatriate. Jus sayin’.

Hmmmm, interesting technicality. Oh, and the evaluation of Zelaya to Monty Pythons’s Sir Robin was great:

[singing]“Zelaya ran away, he ran away…”

AverageJoe on July 27, 2009 at 9:19 AM

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