Reality

“Reality” is relative, as is “truth”. While I think the interim government’s argument that there has been a constitutional succession of power is good, I think there is also a good case to be made against it. It’s not clear that everything was done in a legal manner, and I don’t think it ever will be. But again, I don’t really care. In hindsight, many people now wish that Mr. Zelaya had been arrested by the police, imprisoned, and put on trial. Of course, we all know how difficult and dangerous this would have been, logistically. The Supreme Court and the military chose the easy way (… in the short-term) to get rid of Mr. Zelaya, and now we have to deal with the repercussions. The only reality now is that Honduras has been destabilized, for better or for worse. I think that by overthrowing Mel Honduras dodged a potentially larger destabilization in the future. But this will depend on what Honduran society now chooses to do. If it goes back to business and usual, well…

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