Monday, June 29, 2009

C'mon Honduras! Coups are Sooooo 20th Century! "The return of the coup", Foreign Policy Magzine

The return of the coup
Mon, 06/29/2009 - 12:21pm

The Wall Street Journal's Mary O'Grady argues that the ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was not in fact a coup, since the president was himself holding a referendum in violation of an order by the country's supreme court. But I don't think one need defend Zelaya to argue that sending troops to break into a president's house and put him on a plane out of the country is generally not the best way to protect "the independence of institutions that keep presidents from becoming dictators."

If this weekend's coup seems like a bit of a throwback to the Cold War era, that's because it is...
Complete, with links, at FP Passport

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