Better late than never

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on September 28, 2009

It appears the Obama administration may finally be opening its eyes to the reality of their man in Honduras.

The United States blasted ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya for his "irresponsible and foolish" return from exile before a settlement was reached in the Central American country's political crisis.

At an emergency meeting of the Organization of American States to discuss the Honduran face-off, Lewis Anselem, the U.S. ambassador to the OAS, also criticized Honduras' de facto government for its "deplorable" action in barring entry of an OAS mission and declaring a state of siege on Sunday.

Anselem also criticized Zelaya for fueling violence by slipping back into Honduras last week and holing up in the Brazilian Embassy, from where he has called on his supporters to take to the streets.

"The return of Zelaya absent an agreement is irresponsible and foolish ... He should cease and desist from making wild allegations and from acting as though he were starring in an old movie," Anselm said.

Anselem urged the de facto government to handle security with "restraint and caution" and called on Zelaya to "exercise leadership" and urge his supporters to express their views peacefully.

The unfortunate fact is that it’s unlikely Zelaya would’ve re-entered the country in the first place if it wasn’t for the U.S. government’s steadfast support of him. Hopefully this is the first step in the road back to recognizing Honduras for what it is – a democracy and an ally.

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