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    “Heads They Win, Tails We Lose” Diplomacy

    “Heads They Win, Tails We Lose” Diplomacy

    There is something strange about the Obama administration’s diplomacy. We speak softly to our enemies, but use a big stick against our friends.

    Protesters take to the streets in Iran in opposition to election fraud, and against a regime which is openly hostile to the U.S., and Obama treads with the greatest of care. First silence, then mixed messages assuring the regime we want to negotiate with it regardless of election fraud. Only after almost two weeks are there strong statements against regime violence.

    Fast forward. The President of Honduras, who is aligned with our enemies such as Hugo Chavez, attempts an unlawful referendum giving him a third term. The Honduran legislature and courts rule such a referendum illegal, and put a stop to it when the President moves forward anyway. Acting on a court order, the military removes the President in order to protect Honduran democracy. There are swift and furious denunciations from Obama, who declares the action “not legal.” The ultimate meddling, telling Honduras what is or is not legal in Honduras, regardless of what the Honduran courts say.

    What is wrong with this picture? Be cautious with our enemies, but come down hard with our friends. Heads our enemies win, tails we lose.

    UPDATE: Oh, this is great, Zelaya accused of drug ties (h/t The Rhetorican)

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    What's wrong? Strange ?

    For a Neo-Marxist Chicago Thug, his behavior is quite normal. Wake up Mr. Professor.

    There's a simple explanation. Obama was raised by two communists, had a communist poet mentor, was enthralled by socialist thinkers in his youth. Zelaya is making a standard latin american Chavez-like socialist power grab. Of course Obama is going to be in favor of that.

    And he insults Americans at every opportunity too.

    This is not surprising, given that he has steered the U.S. economy toward socialism at every opportunity.

    IMO:

    Honduras is explained by Chavez – Zelaya is Chavez's buddy, Obama (and his State Department) consider Chavez a player who has to be dealt with, so they're trying to accommodate Chavez whenever they can.

    Iran is explained by "anti-Bush" – – Obama wants a deal, the only government he can currently negotiate with is the mullahs, they don't think the people are going to dislodge them, so the O-bots want to deal. And (in their minds) the mullahs being weakened by internal strife makes them less likely to deal – they'll keep the "Great Satan" front & center as a means to maintain control.

    But, yes, it's Jimmy Carter all over again – beat up your friends, beg from your enemies.


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