What are we to make of a congress that votes to accept a “resignation” lettter in which the president purportedly says (I paraphrase) “I’ve split the country and no one likes me anymore. Oh, and by the way, I’m incurably insane. So, me and my entire government are resigning immediately and I must never, ever be allowed back.”
Honduran President Manuel Zelaya supposedly wrote this to one of his biggest enemies a full three days before the military stormed the presidential palace and forced him at gunpoint to leave the country:
Translation, via Eva Golinger:
Due to the polarizing political situation in the country, which has provoked a national conflict that is eroding my political support, and due to my uncureable health problems that have impeded me from concentrating on my fundamental duties in the government, I am handing in my irrevocable resignation as President of the Republic, together with my Cabinet members, effective as of today.
With my resignation, I hope to contribute to healing the wounds in the national political environment.
Jose Manual Zelaya Rosales
President of the Republic of Honduras
Addressed to: President of the National Congress
Honorable Representative Don Roberto Micheletti Bain
(See also: Al Giordano’s rebuke to Eva Golinger for jumping the gun in accusing Obama of orchestrating the coup. I agree with him. That aside, Golinger’s blog and Giordano’s Narco News Bulletin are both providing useful updates.)