Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Let's be practical

As rain fell, Honduran police officers blocked a road last week in Jacagalpa, near Nicaragua.

On TV, Honduran Generals Explain Their Role in Coup

Military officials have been feeling increasingly isolated, as those who support Mr. Zelaya accuse them of being traitors and those who support the de facto regime, led by Roberto Micheletti, distance themselves from the decision to expel the president.

Damned for doing by both sides, left stuck in the middle.

“In the end, there is a chance that the civilians will all kiss and make up, and the military is going to be held as the bad guys,” said a high-ranking official in the defense ministry, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the delicacy of the military’s position. “These guys are worried. They are worried about going to jail.”

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