Funny how all you hear in the MSM is that the situation in Honduras is a military coup. Obama has even come out and said it's illegal (apparently he's some sort of expert on Honduran law). And yet it seems there's more:
- The situation started when the Honduran president wanted to change the Constitution to allow him to run for more terms (ala Hugo Chavez).
- Such action requires a vote to be condoned by Congress, which they refused.
- The president decided to hold the election on his own, and asked the Army to oversee it like it normally would.
- The general in charge of the Army refused, because such a vote would be illegal.
- The president fired the general.
- Congress ordered the president to reinstate the general.
- The president refused.
- Congress ordered the president arrested and appointed a new president.
This isn't a case of a military gone rogue and taking control of a country. This was a president trying to expand his powers against congressional will and in violation of the law. The military was enforcing the will of the Honduran congress as it attempted to control a rogue president trying to take power he didn't have. Obviously, dictators like Chavez and Castro would find this appalling, and it's shameful that our president agrees with them.