I’ve written in various places about the coup in Honduras, and stated in radio interviews that I support Washington’s stance and the efforts of Oscar Arias to bring resolution to the conflict and restore constitutional normality. Even if Manuel “Mel” Zelaya broke the law while in office, the military had no right to handle the situation they way they did. At the end of the day, we have taken one of the most deeply unpopular presidents of all of Latin America, and turned him into a martyr of democracy, thanks largely to the outrageous and obnoxious behavior of the interim government.
But whereas he could’ve succeeded dramatically if he played his cards right, Zelaya’s behavior in exile has been far less than cooperative or exemplary, and a certain patron president appears to be goading him into the worst decisions. But today, ladies and gentlemen, it has become much, much harder to take this man seriously.
It’s been 89 days since Manuel Zelaya was booted from power. He’s sleeping on chairs, and he claims his throat is sore from toxic gases and “Israeli mercenaries” are torturing him with high-frequency radiation.
It’s official – Mel Zelaya is losing his mind.