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Raul asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 1 decade ago

Why is Obama keeping quite on the Nicaraguan issue?

Why is Obama keeping quite on the Nicaraguan issue?

If I remember correctly, on the Sunday that Manuel Zelaya was ousted from the presidency in Honduras Obama waisted no time to condemned the actions that the Supreme Court in Honduras took. Obama said then and still maintains that the actions that the court in Honduras took where unconstitutional. The interim government of Honduras that is being ran by president Roberto Micheleti have stated that the decision the court took in June to oust then president Manuel Zelaya was constitutional. They also stated that what Zelaya wanted to do was unconstitutional and that is one of the reasons why they elected to oust Zelaya from the presidency. Now, this past week Daniel Ortega Saavedra did not get the votes needed for a reform which would have allowed him to run for president indefinitely getting him closer to dictatorship. This is the same reform Zelaya was after before the court in Honduras decided to oust him. Since Ortega did not get the votes needed, Ortega and a group of mayors appeal to the Nicaragua Supreme Court and the court decided to lift a constitutional ban on re-election, clearing the way for Ortega to run for president in 2011. So why is Obama quite on this issue? This is a challenge for the administration's foreign policy. So far this administration has sided with Zelaya in Honduras, Ahmadinejad in Iran, has upset our allies over the missile shield program just to name a few. Well, now there are no excuses: this is a clear and plain bid for dictatorship. What are they going to do? Will they support freedom or will they support a dictator in the making?

Update:

Mellisa: My question has to do with understanding Obama. He seems to take sides with extreme leftists, you have to wonder what his true motives for the the USA must be.

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  • saturn
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Obama thinks diplomacy is the answer to every thing so I guess they will have a dictator.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's Honduras. As for why the USA is not supporting free elections there, that has historically been our attitude towards Latin America since at least the FDR administration---not only not supporting free governments, but supporting some nasty despots. Cases in point: Nicaragua, Honduras, Chile, Argentina, Panama, and Cuba; dictators there wouldn't have lasted long if the USA or Venezuela wasn't propping them up.

    In other words, Obama is simply keeping longstanding American policy in the region of Central America.

    Since it is mentioned in the text, I must address the missile shield program. Because of the economic crisis, the missile shield that Bush promised can no longer be afforded, and we can put it in Poland OR the Czech Republic, but not both.

    Back to the original, in Latin America, the USA has historically supported dictatorships so long as they are friendly to American causes, and Obama won't change that.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    All of his preliminary statements had him way out in left-lib land. Now that he's all yet have been given the nomination wrapped up, he's have been given to go his "ideals" a sprint greater mainstream center. i think of Obama even acknowledges his leftest stances are not doing him or the Democratics any stable. Obama makes George McGovern seem conservative.

  • 1 decade ago

    Is it really any of our business? We get awful p.o.ed when other countries stick their noses in our electoral machinations..

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