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Honduras and Meddling



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Andy is quite right to point out Obama’s willingness to meddle in Honduran affairs, but not Iranian ones, and to put it alongside his meddling in Hamastan — to which we can add Israel (the settlements). The basic pattern seems to be ideological. Meddling on behalf of causes that the Left supports is fine (especially, it seems, if by so doing he supports anti-democratic regimes and leaders). And then there’s the personal component: He was annoyed when the Iranian people interrupted his incipient love affair with Iran’s tyrant. And he’s annoyed when the Honduran people have the nerve to hold their would-be tyrant — a guy he seems to like — to the standards of their Constitution.



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