Wash Post Thinks the Past 4 Months in Honduras Have Been About Chavez
This morning’s Washington Post editorial tells it all: “A Win in Honduras: How the Obama Administration Outmaneuvered Hugo Chavez.” Yesterday, I wrote an article, “Honduras: What Deal? The Fat Lady Has Many Sisters” and posted it to this blog about how the media, without consideration for what has taken place in Honduras over the last four months, has declared “victory” repeatedly. Today’s editorial about the “agreement designed to go nowhere,” the Washington Post is doing a celebration dance not because the constitutional government has been reinstated, not because the golpistas are going to the slammer, not because the people of Honduras can look forward to a free and fair election, not because the families of those killed in the resistance can say it was all worth it. No, the Post dances today because they believe the US stuck it to Chavez and somehow that is worth the hell the people of Honduras have been put through. The US didn’t even get close to Chavez and never will because Chavez’ success is measured by the people of Venezuela who know that a continually improving economy and comprehnsive health, education, and other social programs is what is lifting them out of poverty and ignorance.
So, you folks in the editorial department go to a back room, light up your cigars, drink some good scotch, and slap each other on the back. Celebrate that the world is safe now that President Chavez has been held at bay. Oh, and one more thing, please don’t write anything else about Honduras. There is nothing you could say that would not be an insult to its people.