The Wall Street Journal editorializes this morning that in urging the return to power of deposed Honduran president Manuel Zelaya, President Barack Obama is sending all the wrong signals to anti-democratic heads of government in Latin America (something I discussed on July 12). This issue is becoming clearer by the day. It’s now patently obvious to anyone who cares to see that the removal of Zelaya was necessary and proper.
Obama’s support for a lawless authoritarian like Zelaya has become increasingly indefensible as new facts have continued to emerge. It is time for the administration to back away from its initial position on this matter and to become a friend of peaceful self-governance in the region.