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Obamateurism:When Is A Coup Not a Coup?

When is a coup not a coup? I guess when President Obama says so.

So never mind that President Obama is on the wrong side of the Honduras issue. And if you're unsure of that just look at the company he's keeping on this issue in Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro and see Patrick's piece on Honduras for Dummies.
But Obama's words in this issue show he does not yet understand that words have meaning when you're the President of the United State.

In a Reuters piece, Obama says of Honduras: "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.

But then, according to Reuters, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was sent out to say the administration was not formally designating the ouster as a military coup for now, a step that would force a cut-off of most U.S. aid to Honduras.

So President Obama says it's a coup and then Clinton comes out saying it's not officially a coup and then Clinton adds this puzzling line.

"We do think that this has evolved into a coup," Clinton told reporters, adding the administration was withholding that determination for now. Asked if the United States was currently considering cutting off aid, Clinton shook her head no.
All I can say is huh?

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WillyJ said...

Now when is a coup not legal and when is it legal?

John Hetman said...

As the late, nearly great, Mike Royko, might have said, that's what happens when Obama, his Administration and his supporters are all educated way beyond their intelligence.

StewartIII said...

Obamateurism of the Day

Elizabeth said...

Lord, save us from imbeciles...
As my husband would say: there are too many stupid people running this country...

Anonymous said...

I'm probably freaking out here, but has anyone considered the possibility that Obama has chosen not to speak out on this because he's hoping the same will happen here (that despite our democratic system, he can somehow control our country for umpteen years without recourse to the law). I mean he's blitzkrieged us so far, why not push it through and make sure all the policies he's peddling stay in place.

I don't know, maybe that's conspiracy theory, but my gut's telling me this is a foreshadowing of things to come (totally LOR style!)

melissacb said...

I agree with Anon... I've felt this way from the start. Something was off. Nothing made sense, and his views were inconsistant and either hateful or power hungry. I decided they are both. I believe other people have commented on this blog previously which hint at similar things.

Anonymous said...

The reason it appears confusing is because Clinton, like Obama, wants to describe it as a coup to identify to the public who the bad guy should be, and yet not officially call it a coup so that the U.S. can continue to send AID to Honduras.

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