Hondurans voted yesterday, and it appears that a rival of Manuel Zelaya has won. For those of you who regularly read this blog, you know of the struggle of Honduras not only against Zelaya and his primary backer, Hugo Chavez, but also against the Obama administration.
The Honduran election is a massive win for the good guys, and a massive loss for Chavez and Daniel Ortega. It is unfortunate that I also have to say that it is a loss for Obama, who staked out an unprincipled position which used words of principle, then backed down.
Honduras was the wrong target for Obama, and the fact that Honduras was able to stand up to the world will have many unintended consequences.
Here’s some commentary from around the web:
- David Kopel, Volokh Conspiracy – Honduras election results in decisive win for democracy
- Fausta’s Blog – Honduras: Porfirio Lobo elected new president
- Heritage Foundation – Morning Bell: A Victory for Democracy in Honduras
- Powerline – The supremacy of Honduras
- POWIP – The Mouse That Roared: Congratulations, Honduras
Here are just a few of my prior posts on the situation in Honduras:
Congratulations to Honduras. And thanks.