OBAMA CUTS AID To Hondurus For Ousting Leftist Thug

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    We cut aid to a foreign country?

    Don't care how we came to that result, I'm just glad we did it.
     
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    i agree, we need to cut more foreign aid.
     
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    If only we cut aid to all of them.
     
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    He was a democratically elected President, asshole. So you support democratically elected leaders, as long as they agree with you? If not, then the bullet overrules the ballot? What damned hypocrites you Conservatives are.
     
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    Prove possitive you don't know what your talking about kook:cuckoo:
     
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    Ummm, he's cutting aid 'cuz the current leader was not democratically elected....well, elected insomuch as Ahamadinnajacket was elected anyway.

    He was put in place through a coup.
     
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    So that is why every nation in this hemisphere, no matter what their political system, have condemned this coup? We don't need your wingnut foolishness, this nation suffered enough for that kind of thinking from 2001 to 2009. Two failed wars, a major natural disaster totally mishandled, and an economic debacle. You people have a real track record.
     
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    That Mr. Zelaya acted as if he were above the law, there is no doubt. While Honduran law allows for a constitutional rewrite, the power to open that door does not lie with the president. A constituent assembly can only be called through a national referendum approved by its Congress.

    But Mr. Zelaya declared the vote on his own and had Mr. Chávez ship him the necessary ballots from Venezuela. The Supreme Court ruled his referendum unconstitutional, and it instructed the military not to carry out the logistics of the vote as it normally would do.

    The top military commander, Gen. Romeo Vásquez Velásquez, told the president that he would have to comply. Mr. Zelaya promptly fired him. The Supreme Court ordered him reinstated. Mr. Zelaya refused.

    The Americas in the News
    Get the latest information in Spanish from The Wall Street Journal's Americas page.
    .Calculating that some critical mass of Hondurans would take his side, the president decided he would run the referendum himself. So on Thursday he led a mob that broke into the military installation where the ballots from Venezuela were being stored and then had his supporters distribute them in defiance of the Supreme Court's order.

    The attorney general had already made clear that the referendum was illegal, and he further announced that he would prosecute anyone involved in carrying it out. Yesterday, Mr. Zelaya was arrested by the military and is now in exile in Costa Rica.

    It remains to be seen what Mr. Zelaya's next move will be. It's not surprising that chavistas throughout the region are claiming that he was victim of a military coup. They want to hide the fact that the military was acting on a court order to defend the rule of law and the constitution, and that the Congress asserted itself for that purpose, too.
    Honduras Defends Its Democracy - WSJ.com
     
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    The President that was removed from power was democratically elected. The present head of government in Honduras was put in power through a coup, and is not the legal representative of the Hondurian nation. Ol' MadHatter was put in power in his first election legally. The last election is all too much like a Bush election.
     

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