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We're Bad

Ralph Peters picked up on a story that slipped by most everyone over the long weekend:

Our thug-worshipping diplomats figured they’d slip it by us. With the nation focused on barbecues and the beach, they announced that, if Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez’s client, Manuel Zelaya, isn’t returned to power in Honduras, the United States won’t recognize the results of that country’s upcoming free elections.

This bit of diplomacy is so breathtakingly cynical in its disregard for the legal actions of a legitimate government that it’s practically Soviet. You’d have to go back to the Democratic Congress of 1975, and its sell-out of South Vietnam, to find another such example of the US acquiescing to tyranny.

UPDATE: Trifecta takes on our Soviet foreign policy.