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02 July 2009 Blog Home : July 2009 : Permalink

Obama, Honduras and Niger

So in the Central American state of Honduras the president of that country tries to organize an illegal referendum and rewrite the constitution so he can stay in power and is ejected from office by the armed forces under orders from the Supreme Court. Obama criticises this move, calls it a coup and calls for his reinstatement.

Compare this with developments in the African state of Niger where the president of that country tries rewrite the constitution so that he can stay in office. In this case Obama has criticised the Niger president for "undermining the rule of law" etc.

Now one can argue about whether Obama is right or not in either case, but whether he is right or wrong is less important than he act consistently. In these cases there seems to be no consistency.