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The Not So Smart Secretary of State

Mrs. William Clinton / Hugo Chavez [1]The democratic portions of the goverment of Honduras have acted to preserve their constitution and oust a wanna be dictatator for life, Mel Zelaya.    So which side does President Barack Obama’s Secretaray of State take?   The same side as Hugo Chavez and Castro.   From the Wall Street Journal [2]:

Hugo Chávez’s coalition-building efforts suffered a setback yesterday when the Honduran military sent its president packing for abusing the nation’s constitution.

It seems that President Mel Zelaya miscalculated when he tried to emulate the success of his good friend Hugo in reshaping the Honduran Constitution to his liking.

But Honduras is not out of the Venezuelan woods yet. Yesterday the Central American country was being pressured to restore the authoritarian Mr. Zelaya by the likes of Fidel Castro, Daniel Ortega, Hillary Clinton and, of course, Hugo himself. The Organization of American States, having ignored Mr. Zelaya’s abuses, also wants him back in power. It will be a miracle if Honduran patriots can hold their ground

Allah Pundit, Hot Air [3]has more:

In a nutshell, Zelaya wanted another term as president so he decided to hold a popular referendum on whether he should be eligible. Minor problem: The Honduran constitution can’t be amended by popular referendum [4] so the country’s supreme court ordered the vote canceled. Zelaya tried to go ahead with it anyway. Literally every other arm of the Honduran government — judiciary, legislature, military — was against him, to the point where the troops who arrested him this morning were evidently acting on a court order. Why such strong, unified opposition?

Is this all we can expect from the Oama’s administration so-called “smart diplomacy?   It is sure hard to have smart diplomacy when your Secretary of State acts like a moron.

Call Mrs. Clinton’s action what you will.  They are neither smart, nor consistent with American values.   We can and should expect more from our Secretary of State.