Via Rachel Maddow

Senator Jim Demint's plan to travel to Honduras to deliver a political message contrary to official U.S. position, a violation of the Logan Act.

If a Democrat did this in the last administration... they'd be hanged.

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In other words, Jim DeMint is acting on behalf of, in cahoots with, and against the foreign policy of the United States of America in encouraging post-coup Honduran government officials defy the United States. He is encouraging a political leadership which has no legitimacy and which not recognized by other democracies in the region -- while the ousted President makes cell phone UN General Assembly statements from a couch-bed in the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa.

A US Senator alone does not make the America's foreign policy, and working against the policies of the United States in collaboration with foreign officials. . .well. . .there are words that come to mind to describe this behavior, but I want to be civil towards the Senator.


J said... / Oct 2, 2009, 2:38:00 PM  

"If a Democrat did this in the last administration... they'd be hanged."


Codester said... / Oct 3, 2009, 4:25:00 AM  

Swaying to achieve the same goal as the White House is hardly the same as swaying to directly oppose the US position.

Go big with your assertions or go home.

J said... / Oct 3, 2009, 1:36:00 PM  

"Swaying to achieve the same goal as the White House.."

Uh, no she didn't.

"Pelosi's visit to Syria would come as the United States has severed high-level contacts with Assad's government. The administration recalled the U.S. ambassador to Damascus after the February 2005 assassination of Rafik Hariri in Lebanon. There has been very little high- or mid-level U.S. contact with Syria since then"

Codester said... / Oct 3, 2009, 9:41:00 PM  

J said... Uh, no she didn't.

From your own link, Sparky:

"When we go there, we'll be talking about the overarching issue of the fight against terrorism and the role that Syria can play to help or to hinder," Pelosi told The Associated Press.

That's a whole lot different than telling an illegitimate unrecognized coup originated regime to openly DEFY the United States official stance.

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