Saturday, October 10, 2009

Koh Was Likely Behind Obama's Illegal Demands of Honduras

More on DeMint's WSJ article, to which Reliapundit apparently beat me.

This is exactly what one would expect of Koh upon examining his record and views. Interestingly, the Obama administration refuses to release Koh's critical opinion. According to Ambassador Llorens, Koh's opinion decided the administration's course of action regarding Honduras, reports Jim DeMint after his fact-finding mission to Honduras in today's WSJ.
When I asked Ambassador Llorens why the U.S. government insists on labeling what appears to the entire country to be the constitutional removal of Mr. Zelaya a "coup," he urged me to read the legal opinion drafted by the State Department's top lawyer, Harold Koh. As it happens, I have asked to see Mr. Koh's report before and since my trip, but all requests to publicly disclose it have been denied.

On the other hand, the only thorough examination of the facts to date—conducted by a senior analyst at the Law Library of Congress—confirms the legality and constitutionality of Mr. Zelaya's ouster. (It's on the Internet here.)
Which means that not only is this psychopath determining our foreign policy in large part, at least that part of it which is not determined by George Soros, but that he is not even abiding by either US law or international law. Why else would the administration keep the deciding legal opinion under wraps?

Andy McCarthy says "I told you so" at the Corner:
As Ed Whelan and I pointed out when Koh was up for confirmation, the former Yale Law School dean is the nation's leading transnationalist. He has zero respect for national constitutions (including ours), preferring a post-sovereign order in which international law profs, transnational organizations, and free-lancing judges will be our overlords. What is happening with Honduras is exactly what anyone who familiarized himself with Koh's record would have predicted. Yet, he was confirmed by a 62-35 margin, with support from the usual GOP suspects: Lugar, Voinovich, Snowe, Collins, and Martinez.
All of whom have got to go.

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