White House blasts Zelaya for return to Honduras

posted at 3:36 pm on September 28, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Well, well, well.  It seems that the Obama administration may have some second thoughts about Manuel Zelaya after all.  The US representative to the Organization of American States blasted Zelaya for slipping back into Honduras and precipitating a security crisis, and accused the former president of acting like he was “starring in an old movie”:

The United States blasted ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya for his “irresponsible and foolish” return from exile before a settlement was reached in the Central American country’s political crisis.

At an emergency meeting of the Organization of American States to discuss the Honduran face-off, Lewis Anselem, the U.S. ambassador to the OAS, also criticized Honduras’ de facto government for its “deplorable” action in barring entry of an OAS mission and declaring a state of siege on Sunday.

Anselem also criticized Zelaya for fueling violence by slipping back into Honduras last week and holing up in the Brazilian Embassy, from where he has called on his supporters to take to the streets.

“The return of Zelaya absent an agreement is irresponsible and foolish … He should cease and desist from making wild allegations and from acting as though he were starring in an old movie,” Anselm said.

But if Zelaya is a bad actor, then the US has to take some of the blame for being a poor producer as well.  After all, they encouraged Zelaya to become ever more aggressive, hailing him as the legitimate leader of Honduras even after it became plain that his removal was legal, even if his exile was not.  That gave Zelaya all of the nudge he needed to issue ultimata that undermined the negotiations in Costa Rica and to re-enter Honduras and call for an uprising.


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Uh, president present, flip flop, you’re needed back in your country, you know, that racist United States.
Do your DAMN job, you loser!

HornetSting on September 28, 2009 at 3:37 PM

Isn’t our ambassador helping him essentially set up a parallel government?

September 27, 2009. It was just announced on the news that US Ambassador Hugo Llorens is assisting ex-president Mel Zelaya to set up a parallel government led by Zelaya within Honduras. They showed Llorens big toothy grinning face over and over again.

Have the United States of America led by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost their minds?

Are they trying to start a war in Honduras?

Are they going to assist Zelaya in accessing the $165 million in international aid funds to finance his revolution of violent supporters?

This is foreign intervention in a sovereign country by the no longer great United States of America, who is still the great bully of the world − except where it is needed. The difference now is that at least in the past, the US stood up for its allies.

I hope all the countries who stood by and let this happen never have to face this in their own country.
Also from LaGringa’s Blogicito (an American living in Honduras).

Wethal on September 28, 2009 at 11:13 AM

BadgerHawk on September 28, 2009 at 3:38 PM

South American politics is hard.

MDWNJ on September 28, 2009 at 3:38 PM

Well good, now the rest of the world is as confused about what the heck this administration is saying as the rest of us.

Cindy Munford on September 28, 2009 at 3:39 PM

I TOLD you. As soon as Micheletti started acting like a dictator, Obama fell in love with him.

Daggett on September 28, 2009 at 3:39 PM

An ambassador is not the White House…

Chris_Balsz on September 28, 2009 at 3:41 PM

With Mr. Obama going to Copenhagen to lobby the Olympic Committee for Chicago in 2016, will we have two new sporting events for those Games-dodging gang violence and flip flopping?

eaglewingz08 on September 28, 2009 at 3:41 PM

I TOLD you. As soon as Micheletti started acting like a dictator, Obama fell in love with him.

Daggett on September 28, 2009 at 3:39 PM

Yup. You beat me to it.

rbj on September 28, 2009 at 3:42 PM

Daggett on September 28, 2009 at 3:39 PM

I LOL’d

Immolate on September 28, 2009 at 3:43 PM

As well-known political commentator, Ed Morrisey, once noted (I paraphrase):

All of Obama’s statements and positions come with expiration dates.

TXUS on September 28, 2009 at 3:44 PM

no kidding

rob verdi on September 28, 2009 at 3:44 PM

Take away some civil liberties and Obama will be on your side.

WashJeff on September 28, 2009 at 3:44 PM

Yup. You beat me to it.

rbj on September 28, 2009 at 3:42 PM

I’m not kidding, either. Micheletti suspended constitutional rights, and I’m sure Obama said to himself, “Alright! Now that’s something I can appreciate. You da man, Micheletti. Now it’ll look more reasonable when I do it. “

Daggett on September 28, 2009 at 3:45 PM

“He should cease and desist from making wild allegations and from acting as though he were starring in an old movie.”

That movie, of course, is “Bananas.”

Emperor Norton on September 28, 2009 at 3:46 PM

I believe George Burns said “Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”

Hollywood is in the White House.

shick on September 28, 2009 at 3:47 PM

Sounds like Obama is trying to distance himself from something he knows is coming or from something he enabled that has failed.

Buddahpundit on September 28, 2009 at 3:47 PM

Uprising, Ed? Try coup.

Christien on September 28, 2009 at 3:48 PM

Bad socialist! Stop making the Obama Administration look stupid!

Kohath on September 28, 2009 at 3:48 PM

At an emergency meeting of the Organization of American States to discuss the Honduran face-off, Lewis Anselem, the U.S. ambassador to the OAS, also criticized Honduras’ de facto government for its “deplorable” action in barring entry of an OAS mission and declaring a state of siege on Sunday.

Hmmm. I guess it is hard to finance and assist an insurgency when you can’t get into the country.

Vashta.Nerada on September 28, 2009 at 3:51 PM

HornetSting on September 28, 2009 at 3:37 PM

Disagree, there’s something rotten in the state of Denmark and I hope he stays there.

I don’t want him to do his job. I’d prefer that he do nothing compared to what he’s “accomplished” thus far.

NoDonkey on September 28, 2009 at 3:51 PM

Sounds like Obama is trying to distance himself from something he knows is coming or from something he enabled that has failed.

Buddahpundit on September 28, 2009 at 3:47 PM

Yep.

Vashta.Nerada on September 28, 2009 at 3:52 PM

What’s allah up to?

ninjapirate on September 28, 2009 at 3:53 PM

Well, for crying out loud, if these idiots currently in DC would stop sending mixed signals to the entire world…. Unreal.

Damn it! We can’t have a leader that votes present, and has no clue what he is doing. Ogabe is just a campainger, and he keeps bumbling and stumbling in world affairs, because he never says or does anything. This leaves the rest of the world to try and guess what this Boy-clown really means. That is dangerous.

First they condemn the so-called coup against Zelaya, so of course he’ll return, if he thinks Ogabe has his back. I’m sure these rank amateurs in this idiot’s administration were typically vague and confusing in any communication with Zelaya.

reaganaut on September 28, 2009 at 3:53 PM

BadgerHawk on September 28,2009 at 3:38 PM

Nothing new from her blog on this.

Wethal on September 28, 2009 at 3:55 PM

What I find comforting is that Zelaya has been back for like a week, hiding out in the Brazillian embassy, and someone in this administration is just now getting around to saying anything about it?

catmman on September 28, 2009 at 3:55 PM

I wonder when they decided to consider throwing him under the bus. When he started on the Israeli secret agents sending radiation into the Brazilian embassy?

I’d have loved to have seen Hillary’s face when she got that report.

Wethal on September 28, 2009 at 3:57 PM

I still say Hillary snuck him in our our plant and they are now acting ignorant of it.

patriotparty1 on September 28, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Obama is now backing off Brazil’s little gambit here.

AND he is trying to get the 2016 Olympics, which Brazil very badly wanted (Does anyone think Obama would go to Copenhagen if it wasn’t a done deal for Chicago?).

Sorry, Lula, but sooner or later Obama throws everyone under the bus. Stick with Chavez and Castro. They’re more trustworthy by comparison.

Wethal on September 28, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Chris_Balsz on September 28, 2009 at 3:41 PM

But an ambassador acts on behalf of the State Department which is answerable to the White House. Do you honestly believe that the ambassador is acting outside of a mandate from the White House.

chemman on September 28, 2009 at 4:00 PM

I TOLD you. As soon as Micheletti started acting like a dictator, Obama fell in love with him.

Daggett on September 28, 2009 at 3:39 PM

I was going to mention that call…
Creepy.

Count to 10 on September 28, 2009 at 4:00 PM

I’m sure the WH will be mollified by Zelaya’s explanation about how the mind control rays of the mercenaries made him do it.

perries on September 28, 2009 at 4:01 PM

Hey, Mr. Jewish Mind Rays, uh, once we get you, uh, reinstated, don’t, uh, go doing that, uh, again.

fronclynne on September 28, 2009 at 4:02 PM

Isn’t our ambassador helping him essentially set up a parallel government?

[BadgerHawk on September 28, 2009 at 3:38 PM]

Well, I don’t have 100% confidence in that report but it does seem that either Hugo Llorens or Lewis Anselem missed a memo.

Dusty on September 28, 2009 at 4:03 PM

So Zelaya acted stupidly. Next..

macncheez on September 28, 2009 at 4:03 PM

O blasting??? The only thing he blasts is this country!

ohiobabe on September 28, 2009 at 4:04 PM

Yes folks, it’s amateur term starring Barrack…Hussein…Obama.
Let’e have a round of applause for the usurper Prez.

larvcom on September 28, 2009 at 4:04 PM

“Let me be clear, I have always been indifferent toward legitimate democratic checks and balances. However, once Zelaya started talking about radiation conspiracies, I had to, uh, throw him under, uh, the bus.”

CP on September 28, 2009 at 4:04 PM

On the job training. His 90-day probation period is already up, time to cut him loose. It just didn’t work out, Mr. Obama. But we wish you the best of luck in your endeavors in the future in the “I was a President but now I play one on TV” field.

NJ Red on September 28, 2009 at 4:04 PM

The US representative to the Organization of American States blasted Zelaya for slipping back into Honduras and precipitating a security crisis, and accused the former president of acting like he was “starring in an old movie”:

Well it is an old movie. Hitler rescues and reinstalls Mussolini to power, redux. I don’t know what Adolf Obama is bitching about other than being upstaged by Benito Zelaya’s getting back into Honduras on his own.

MB4 on September 28, 2009 at 4:06 PM

Kind of like blaming Mr. T for DC Cab. : ))

Angry Dumbo on September 28, 2009 at 4:08 PM

“I was a President but now I play one on TV” field.

That’s just it he plays one on TV, he’s always on the tube. Just like a SOAP.

larvcom on September 28, 2009 at 4:08 PM

How long till we get a “As I’ve consistently said all along, the removal of Zelaya was lawful, and in accordance with the Honduran Constitution.”

BobMbx on September 28, 2009 at 4:08 PM

I still don’t understand why Zeleya should have any rights at all in Honduras. The Honduran Supreme Court rejected the Costa Rican plan of reinstating Zelaya. The US, Chavez, and the Castro brothers were all in support of President Oscar Arias’s plan. Honduras is a soveriegn nation attempting to abide their constitution and we should honor their constitution. When it is Obama’s time to leave we don’t need other countries acting on his behalf to try and keep him in office.

fourdeucer on September 28, 2009 at 4:09 PM

Nothing new from her blog on this.

Wethal on September 28, 2009 at 3:55 PM

Different ambassadors, too. Like they’re getting mixed messages from POTUS/State Dept. or something.

BadgerHawk on September 28, 2009 at 4:09 PM

An ambassador is not the White House…

Chris_Balsz on September 28, 2009 at 3:41 PM

An ambassador would not do so much, without White House approval.

MarkTheGreat on September 28, 2009 at 4:12 PM

Isn’t our ambassador helping him essentially set up a parallel government?

September 27, 2009. It was just announced on the news that US Ambassador Hugo Llorens is assisting ex-president Mel Zelaya to set up a parallel government led by Zelaya within Honduras. They showed Llorens big toothy grinning face over and over again.

Wethal on September 28, 2009 at 11:13 AM

BadgerHawk on September 28, 2009 at 3:38 PM

An ambassador is not the White House…

Chris_Balsz on September 28, 2009 at 3:41PM

Yah, I suppose Obama’s ambassador was taking orders from Sarah Palin. That must be it.

MB4 on September 28, 2009 at 4:12 PM

Maybe Anselm decided to get some facts before opening mouth and inserting foot, unlike Teh Won. Anselm might have suddenly realized that Obama backed the wrong horse and is trying to rectify the situation, while Obama’s mouth is too full of cheesy Danish to say something stupid about Honduras.

Shhhhhh!!! Don’t tell Obama, or else Anselm will soon have tire tracks on his back…

Steve Z on September 28, 2009 at 4:14 PM

The US representative to the Organization of American States blasted Zelaya for slipping back into Honduras and precipitating a security crisis, and accused the former president of acting like he was “starring in an old movie”:

Well it is an old movie. Adolf rescues and reinstalls his bud Benito to power, redux. I don’t know what Adolf Obama is bitching about other than being upstaged by Benito Zelaya’s getting back into Honduras on his own.

MB4 on September 28, 2009 at 4:17 PM

The US representative to the Organization of American States blasted Zelaya for slipping back into Honduras and precipitating a security crisis, and accused the former president of acting like he was “starring in an old movie”:

Well it is an old movie. Hitler rescues and reinstalls Mussolini to power, redux. I don’t know what Adolf Obama is #itching about other than being upstaged by Benito Zelaya’s getting back into Honduras on his own.

MB4 on September 28, 2009 at 4:18 PM

Different ambassadors, too. Like they’re getting mixed messages from POTUS/State Dept. or something.

BadgerHawk on September 28, 2009 at 4:09 PM

Right. One is the official ambassador to the coutnry of Honduras and the other is the US rep to the Organization of American States.

One might guess that the majority of OAS members now want to back away from the mess Zelaya’s return has created.

Wethal on September 28, 2009 at 4:29 PM

If it hasn’t been said upthread already:

all hail S M A R T . P O W E R !

hillbillyjim on September 28, 2009 at 4:33 PM

If Zelaya doesn’t give that whackjob interview to the Miami Herald last week, he’s still in the Obama Administration’s good graces. They can deal with a dictator who cancels or rigs elections, shuts down the independent press and TV stations, nationalizes major industries and threats to build their own nuclear arsenal, but they can’t handle having to answer questions about the same type of guy who thinks evil Jews from Israel are beaming mind control rays into his head. That’s just a little too high-profile nuts to get the White House’s support.

jon1979 on September 28, 2009 at 4:35 PM

The Honduran Government has steered a consistent course between caudillismo and constitution-as-suicide-pact liberalism. If Kerensky or Hindenburg had successfully employed such tactics, they would have been unsung heroes.

Seth Halpern on September 28, 2009 at 4:36 PM

The US representative to the Organization of American States will be looking for a job when Barry gets back from Denmark.

And how BIG was that CARBON FOOTPRINT for the trip?

GarandFan on September 28, 2009 at 4:42 PM

This isn’t the Zelaya I thought I knew…back that bus up right here, fellas!

DrW on September 28, 2009 at 4:50 PM

I’m not kidding, either. Micheletti suspended constitutional rights, and I’m sure Obama said to himself, “Alright! Now that’s something I can appreciate. You da man, Micheletti. Now it’ll look more reasonable when I do it. “

Daggett on September 28, 2009 at 3:45 PM

Yes. Exactly. Because Americans routinely look to South American states with all the political stability of a flan in a nuclear reactor for examples of how we should behave and conduct ourtselves. THAT is how we determine what is reasonable behavior for our President. It must be exhausting to constantly panting after every world event to see how it’s really all about America and how Obama will screw things up.

dieudonne on September 28, 2009 at 4:53 PM

too little, too late. Obama already showed showed his intentions on the issue

Patriot811 on September 28, 2009 at 4:54 PM

“The return of Zelaya absent an agreement is irresponsible and foolish”…

Lemme guess: Obama/Hillary were already plotting his return after they had agreed to screw the Honduran people. Zelaya only erred by being impatient.

Buy Danish on September 28, 2009 at 4:55 PM

Different ambassadors, too. Like they’re getting mixed messages from POTUS/State Dept. or something.

BadgerHawk on September 28, 2009 at 4:09 PM

Because reality can’t be a mixed bag? It can’t be the case that Midnight-Military-Exile Micheletti has done something amazingly stupid AND that Zalaya needs some seclusion in a calm restful environment with no sharp edges or loud noises. They have to pick one or the other and back him to hilt without ever saying they’ve done something wrong?

dieudonne on September 28, 2009 at 5:00 PM

Carter must really love this stuff. His positive legacy points improve every time Jughead opens his mouth.

Mr. Arrogant on September 28, 2009 at 5:02 PM

“jon1979 on September 28, 2009 at 4:35 PM”

At least since Van Jones left.

notropis on September 28, 2009 at 5:02 PM

It must be exhausting to constantly panting after every world event to see how it’s really all about America and how Obama will screw things up.

dieudonne on September 28, 2009 at 4:53 PM

It’s actually quite easy. Obama isn’t hard to figure out once you realize his core motivation, and understand that he thinks everything revolves around him. After that, it’s a piece of cake predicting his moves.

Because Americans routinely look to South American states

It has nothing to do with what Americans think. Obama lives in his own little world. He doesn’t know or care what Americans think outside what he imagines they SHOULD think.

Daggett on September 28, 2009 at 5:07 PM

Daggett on September 28, 2009 at 5:07 PM

I guess we’ll have a chance to talk about it in the death camps. Sounds a lot of poppycock with a minimal grip on reality to me.

dieudonne on September 28, 2009 at 5:09 PM

I would laugh if it wasn’t so sad and pathetic.

Does this administration even have a clue?

About anything. . . .

karra on September 28, 2009 at 5:09 PM

The bad actor club includes zero the anti-hero and his biotch, Hillary.

The white house has a lot of gall for blasting zelaya now, after they demanded his return to power and have taken steps to punish honduras for not bending to his godly will.

This scumbag needs to go…..and take his progressive fascist friends with him. Where? Who cares where, as long as it’s not here.

Spiritk9 on September 28, 2009 at 5:16 PM

After Hillary came out so forcefully in favor of Zelaya returning, ya think she has tire tread marks on her back now? ‘Bambi would throw his own grandmother under the bus. No wait… :)

24K lady on September 28, 2009 at 5:25 PM

Uh, president present, flip flop, you’re needed back in your country, you know, that racist United States.
Do your DAMN job, you loser!

HornetSting on September 28, 2009 at 3:37 PM

I agree … Nothing to see in Copenhagen. The commitee will soon announce that Japan will be hosting the 2016 Olympics. Tell Michelle and her buddy to stay out of it!

BigMike252 on September 28, 2009 at 5:27 PM

Sounds a lot of poppycock with a minimal grip on reality to me.

dieudonne on September 28, 2009 at 5:09 PM

That’s the whole point. Obama has a minimal grip on reality. That’s why what you said doesn’t matter.

Daggett on September 28, 2009 at 5:27 PM

Now this would be funny, the Soviets boycott the Olympics because of the war in Afghanistan…the same reason we boycotted them in 1980, for the war in Afghan….
What happens if Obama gets their, and the Soviets make a big deal out of the war…now that would be funny.

right2bright on September 28, 2009 at 5:34 PM

Have cake and eat it too…the Obama administration lies.

Schadenfreude on September 28, 2009 at 5:35 PM

A mess of their own making! Just like the Cuban missile crisis!

Oh, and didn’t the west try abandoning the Czechs once in an attempt to get concessions that would lead to peace in our time?

An administration completely devoid of knowledge about the history of mankind! (Actually they probably have that new enlightened “University” knowledge of history, the rewrite that happened sometime after I got my degree!)

LifeTrek on September 28, 2009 at 5:52 PM

Obama and Clinton were very cool with Zelaya until he started mentioning poison gas and Israeli black ninjas.

Now they recognize what everyone with more than a double digit IQ has been telling them–He’s a nutjob. A Chavez wannabe.

patrick neid on September 28, 2009 at 6:07 PM

Brazil does not have the authority in Honduras to refuse to recognize the authority of the interim President Micheletti. It is Brazil that is instigating their own military coup in Honduras.

And in a growing diplomatic feud, Micheletti’s government on Sunday gave Brazil 10 days to turn over Zelaya for arrest or grant him asylum, presumably to remove him from Honduras. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said his government “doesn’t accept ultimatums from coup-plotters.”

Honduran Foreign Minister Lopez said Brazil’s withdrawal of its ambassador amounted to breaking relations, meaning the Embassy no longer has diplomatic immunity and implying authorities could raid it, though Micheletti has vowed not to do so.

maverick muse on September 28, 2009 at 6:13 PM

Why was it that Obama spent so much effort to reinstate Zelaya (after Zelaya’s conviction by the Supreme Court) when Obama had/has no time to deal with his own military at war in Afghanistan. Obama had a strategy for Honduras while claiming none for Afghanistan.

Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen…Copenhagen, wonderful, wonderful, Copenhagen for me.

maverick muse on September 28, 2009 at 6:20 PM

Bring him back here…. Since the Obama administration originally wanted to send him back there, they should have empathy for him… maybe give him a job where he has no real work… maybe make him “Czar of Democracies of the Western Hemispher We Support”

CC

CapedConservative on September 28, 2009 at 6:28 PM

This is really off topic, but it serves as another example of the peculiar foreign policy of Obama and the State Department. Hillary C. is set to give millions to Libya, some of which goes to two foundations of the Qadaffi family.

Check out this outrage, especially in view of the hero’s welcome the Lockerbie perpetrator received and the idiocy of Qadaffi’s diatribe against the West at the UN: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100011665/why-is-hillary-clinton-giving-millions-to-gaddafi/

onlineanalyst on September 28, 2009 at 6:34 PM

Obama needs to begin apologizing for America again…. this time to Honduras!

markfm on September 28, 2009 at 6:37 PM

Isn’t our ambassador helping him essentially set up a parallel government?

BadgerHawk on September 28, 2009 at 3:38 PM

“Ambassador” my ass.…………the OAS is an arm of the United Nations of Theft & Genocide. Until the Honduras problem, did anyone even know about the OAS? With their hemispheric parliament set-up and their climate institutes pushing Cap/Trade with faulty science? With American Tax Dollars?

They were ‘reconstituted’ under Clinton to begin growing power in the hemisphere. It is a very dangerous entity with tremendous influence being wielded by SOROS behind the scenes. SOROS is moving U.S. Policy via his organizations and training through the OAS.

NOTE: They are moving TREATIES and Agreements forward, instructing our Legislature to LEGISLATE the provisions if necessary!
Amnesty, Open Borders, HEALTH CARE IS A RIGHT……….all come out of the OAS.

*** Colon Powell was in Lima Peru on September 11, 2001. He REFUSED to leave for home until AFTER he signed the INTER-AMERICAN CHARTER, which they are now using to strong arm Honduras. Took several days before he came home to a shocked and devastated USA! They had to complete the Charter for the signatories.

FYI: The OAS is in the process of creating a new TREATY for the “American StateS” which would replace our BILL of RIGHTS.

lilspitfire on September 28, 2009 at 7:38 PM

I TOLD you. As soon as Micheletti started acting like a dictator, Obama fell in love with him.

Daggett on September 28, 2009 at 3:39 PM

When the new Honduran leader realised that now he is being supported by Obama , he realised his mistake

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090928/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/lt_honduras_coup

macncheez on September 28, 2009 at 7:38 PM

I find the timeline interesting. Morning of the 27th, Amb. Llorens reportedly assisting Zelaya in his comeback bid. Evening of the 27th, Micheletti (who up until this point has been the clear frontrunner for Man of the Year in rational circles) suspends Hondurans’ civil liberties. Morning of the 28th, US ambassador to the OAS lambasts both Micheletti and Zelaya in relatively equal measure. Hmmm…

Do you think it’s possible the State Dept. and their good buddies in Venezuela, Brazil, etc., were up to some really, really dirty tricks? So instead of turning out to be power-mad, Micheletti was actually just calling their hand in a desperate attempt to protect the sovereignty of his country?

Since Obama and his cronies in Foggy Bottom don’t have the balls to stare down Cookie Monster, it apparently worked. And until somebody comes up with definitive proof to the contrary, I’m going to continue to think of Micheletti as Juan Wayne.

grits on September 28, 2009 at 8:01 PM

As well-known political commentator, Ed Morrisey, once noted (I paraphrase):

All of Obama’s statements and positions come with expiration dates.

TXUS on September 28, 2009 at 3:44 PM

It’s a great line but I believe your attribution is incorrect; it’s Jim Geraghty line. Even Allah! credited Jim for it in todays post “Lefty pundits wonder Is Obama just a blowhard…”

NightmareOnKStreet on September 29, 2009 at 1:19 AM

PJTV put together a good video of the situation:

http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=video&video-id=2497

desertdweller on September 29, 2009 at 8:39 AM

Since Obama and his cronies in Foggy Bottom don’t have the balls to stare down Cookie Monster, it apparently worked. And until somebody comes up with definitive proof to the contrary, I’m going to continue to think of Micheletti as Juan Wayne.

grits on September 28, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Heh.
What I’m seeing is Obooboo playing at cards. Bamster says Z’s da man. Ambassador to Honduras says for shame this is a coup and Z is the pres. Ambassador to goofed-up-Soros-groupies OAS says Honduras has followed their constitution. It’s like watching 3 card monte on an oil drum. Akbar actually thinks no one in the US gets international news. He says whatever and then when the dust clears he says ‘As I’ve said before’/’Look’/’I’m about to tell a whopper’. The state run media says ‘Oh look a puppy’.

Blacksmith8 on September 29, 2009 at 12:44 PM

Beware the passive leader who votes “present”, who only cares about his own agenda and who disregards the values of the boss{es} who gave him his position.

Once he realizes how irrelevant other countries now consider him to be and that he has lost the opportunity to achieve the greatness he thought was his birthright, he will lash out at the people who stand in his way even if hurting them weakens himself.

When he started out the Present leader could have had anything he wanted, but once the World starts ignoring him for having realized the suit is empty he will start seeking relevance.

Beware the Man with unlimited power who craves relevance.

rwenger43 on September 29, 2009 at 1:16 PM

Mr Z started making some Chavez-like anti-Jew statements and O and the gang suddenly find themselves supporting an anti-Semite. Anti-Israel is okay but anti-Semite would be too personal for most American Jews to support.

chickasaw42 on September 29, 2009 at 3:59 PM