“We will not back down. Dignity does not have a price in our country.”
Do you know who said this? Is your first guess that it must have been a proud American? Do you think it was someone who values freedom? Perhaps someone who values the Constitution?
Honduran President Roberto Micheletti told this to Honduran radio today. Not only is the Obama administration strong arming its socialist agenda by cutting more than $30 million in aid to this poor country, now, in an attempt to pressure Micheletti to step down so that exiled Manuel Zelaya may be reinstated, the United States has revoked his visa.
You will recall that Zelaya is an ally of socialist and anti-U.S. Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez. You will recall that Zelaya was forcibly removed from office after he attempted to put in place constitutional changes that would allow presidents to seek re-election beyond a four-year term. A little Chavez-type trick that the Honduran constitution expressly forbids.
So, as we have already noted here at the Smoke Break, we have yet another idiot hoisted firmly on his own petard yet one who is deemed worthy of Barack Obama’s support.
This makes me shake my head in disbelief. And it is wickedly sad. It creates one of those “what the hell?” moments. The kind we’ve experienced far too many of, lo these last 8 months.