Friday, May 28, 2010

Some critical opinions on President Lobo strategy

"Inaudito e imprudente", el maniobrar político del presidente Lobo Sosa

Cohep pide a Lobo Sosa dedicarse a gobernar

Let me be clear. I, nor anybody, cannot deny the right of Mr. Zelaya of  returning to Honduras, but he has to face the legal system and all the formal criminal charges against him. Nobody is above the law, nobody.

In a very measured declaration former President Ricardo Maduro Joest, has indicated that President Lobo may be already fed-up with the show put on by Zelaya and the ruthless pressures from the Chavez satellites (i.e. Correa, Ortega Morales and of course Zelaya who is a formal employee of Chavez) in explaining the current Lobo strategy. However, Maduro made the point that this is a country of laws and nobody is above the law. Hope he is right.

President Lobo please do not disappoint us...

Dear Mr. President Lobo:

I am hoping that your position as presented in Diario La Prensa (See an article in La Prensa today) where you indicate your willingness to go to the Dominican Republic and escort back Mr. Manuel Zelaya and that you have negotiated with the Ministerio Publico that Mr. Zelaya would not be prosecuted or detained for any political or common crime, is just a maneuver to disarm the public relations campaign displayed by Mr. Zelaya in global forums.

On the other hand, if these declarations are factually true, then you are turning your back to the country, the constitution, the rule of law and everything that we fought for during and after June 28. If this is true, you are giving free reign for anybody to repeatedly -and with impunity- violate any law and thus allow corruption to continue in our country. You are pursuing a mistaken policy of appeasement and not the best interest of the country. With what face can you prosecute any person in the future for political and/or common crimes, when you forgive now, without any penalty, Mr. Zelaya and his collaborators' crimes?

Mr. Zelaya and all his Cabinet members have to face the justice system in Honduras. This cannot be negotiated with anybody...period. We cannot forget or forgive the black suitcases that Mr. Zelaya's people withdrew from the Central Bank offices full of money to fund the illegal "cuarta urna" and other personal expenses. We cannot forget nor forgive his administration corruption, mismanagement, the polarization of the country, the violations of the Constitution including his attempts to illegally put himself as President for life...and the list goes on.

This is a matter of changing our culture for that of unwavering respect for law and order, for our Constitution and democracy, for self-respect and dignity. Please, please, not disappoint us...The country is growing impatient and will start asking its rights again...