Originally Posted by mmarsh
I am on the fence on this, basically I am against the coup only because it is not for the military to change the head of state when they are in disagreement. In general, when the Army interfers in politics its usually to install one of its unelected own in its place, and in general Soldiers make lousy heads of state. If you look at the worst dictators, with the exception of a few like Stalin, they all come from military or paramilitary organizations. Military coups almost always mean the end of democracy in a nation.
The duly-elected President of Honduras has every right to fire the Head of the Army for any reason (which is why they launched the coup) and he is even allowed to push for a modification of the constitution to allow for him to run again. I grant you hes serving his own personal interest but their isnt anything illegal about it.
The point is the people of Honduras made their choice, if they want a ultra-left socialist in power that is entirely their choice. The only way to change it is at the Ballotbox.
There is nothing to be on the fence about the guy is a democratically elected official in what I can only assume were free and fair elections it is not the responsibility of the military to determine when a term of office is up.
Surprisingly and much to the contrary of popular belief on these forums the military are not the providers of democracy.
He may be the biggest plonker on the face of the planet I don't know and don't care as the only people legitimately able to remove him from office are the nations voters.