Skip to comments.The return of Honduras's deposed president sputters
Posted on 07/26/2009 3:20:27 PM PDT by don-o
OCOTAL, Nicaragua Admitting that his plans to march across Honduras' southern border and recapture the presidency have been frustrated, ousted leader Manuel Zelaya said Sunday he would continue to drum up international support and pressed the United States to take a stronger stand in the month-long political crisis.
``The coup leaders are making a mockery of the presidents of the Americas and I want to know how the presidents of the Americas will respond,'' he told a few dozens supporters as he sat on the hood of a car in this rural Nicaraguan border town.
He also called on U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to take a firm stand on the crisis that has both Zelaya and his rival, Roberto Micheletti , claiming to be the sole leader of the nation of 7.8 million. ``I want to know what the United States' real position [is] on this coup,'' he said.
The U.S. State Department is expecting Zelaya in Washington, D.C. , Tuesday to continue searching for a negotiated solution to the crisis. On Sunday, however, Zelaya said he had never received a formal invitation and was not sure if he would travel.
The State Department is also under attack from Republican lawmakers. On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Connie Mack , a Florida Republican, met with officials in Honduras and said in a statement that ``the Honduran people were right to confront Zelaya as he usurped the law and gutted their constitution.''
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Congratulations are in order to the Hondurans with the huevos. Renting a mob just isn’t as easy as it once was.
the ex-honduras president is not forced into exile, he left by himself, as soon by is 30 mins stunt with the media. He stepped into honduras and left himself
“as he sat on the hood of a car” — enjoy it now — cuz soon you’ll be under Obama’s bus with the others.
no thanks to the obamanation/chavez/castro gang.
Bravo Honduras!!! America, the real America, is proud of YOU!
O’bozo has so much on his plate, Mel can forget his communist buddy for now.
Where’s a good, old-fashioned South American death squad when you need one?
Musta discovered he was allergic to lead(?)
You do the Hokey Pokey
And you turn yourself around
That's what it's all about!
0bama/Hillary will introduce a FIRM UN resolution and all will be well.
Now he knows how we feel!
Yes, it was just that attitude that got him deposed in the first place.
If he had any significant support in Honduras he wouldn’t be begging for international support. And he wouldn’t be sitting at the border staring wistfully across.
Hang in there Honduras. You have the support of the freedom loving people of the U.S. even if you aren’t getting support from our national socialist government.
This border camp-out is Zelaya’s Pat Buchanan moment (cf. the Arizona cowboy hat/gun incident in ‘96).
And I still say they should have shot the bastard when all this nonsense started.Dead men cant walk back into the country.
Well done Honduras!!!! Yeah, drug money can’t buy mobs like they used to. Another casuilty of the economic downturn, who knew???
Who doesn’t believe you?