Monday, September 21, 2009

I disagree with the Obama Administration's position re: Honduras, but not, as Mary Anastasia O'Grady laments, because they're not being supportive of 'democracy'.

'Supporting democracy' should never be the driving force in American foreign policy. American foreign policy should focus on taking action and positions that help advance America's security and economic interests. I would rather we support a friendly dictator than an antagonistic democracy... in order, the spectrum runs from friendly democracy to friendly dictator to unfriendly democracy to unfriendly dictator.

It would be one thing if, in opposing the 'democracy' in Honduras, the Obama Administration was supporting a group that was more friendly to the United States... but they're not, the Obama Administration has not only turned its back on a friendly democracy, they're supporting antagonistic dictators.