Zelaya now plans to return to Honduras tomorrow, even though the nation’s military, acting in accord with its Congress and courts, just forced him out of the country on Sunday. “Who is going to protect me? We are the blood of Jesus Christ, as we say,” Zelaya told reporters yesterday.

Does he expect help from Chavez if the army confronts him as soon as he lands back home? “Not now,” Zelaya said, smiling broadly. That implies possible help later — and perhaps as soon as Friday morning.

If Venezuelan forces try to impose Zelaya against the wishes of every other democratic institution in Honduras, will Obama continue supporting him?