While the article makes some very good points and is revealing, I had to read the following sentence twice to make sure I got it right: Obama did not support the Micheletti coup perpetrators. If he does not support the coup, directly or indirectly, how come the Micheletti regime is still in power and has no intention of giving in to the basic democratic and constitutional demands of the international community, not to mention of the Honduran people themselves? While the entire article seems to be designed to put people on guard with regards to illusions about Obama, this sentence does the opposite. It creates illusions about the Obama administration on one of the most important international issues since he became president. As far as South America is concerned, Honduras, along with the simultaneous establishment of seven miliary bases in Columbia, which is an Obama Administration deal, indicates that the old US policy of military domination and interference in this region has taken on another facade in order to attempt to push it through. To create illusions about the Obama administration's Honduran policy (I hope that Naomi Klein does not mind me saying so) is itself an example of the bad influence of Obama.
Nov 8 2009 - 6:03pm