June 30th 2009
It is so important for America to send a single message in its foreign policy efforts, with the president and the State Department closely aligned, speaking with one voice, to show the unfied, powerful consistency of the world’s sole superpower. So …
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday the coup that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was illegal and would set a “terrible precedent” of transition by military force unless it was reversed.
“We believe that the coup was not legal and that President Zelaya remains the president of Honduras, the democratically elected president there,” Obama told reporters after an Oval Office meeting with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe.
President Obama said yesterday that the military ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was illegal and could set a “terrible precedent,” but Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the United States government was holding off on formally branding it a coup, which would trigger a cutoff of millions of dollars in aid to the impoverished Central American country. (WaPo)
Well, I’m glad we’ve clarified our position. What was that position again? And how does all this “terrible precedent” tough talk align with Obama’s fear of saying anything forceful in Iran?
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