Getting to Yes in Honduras

This looks like the beginning of the endgame: A highly respected mediator, no redline preconditions and a proposed face-saving measure to at least get Zelaya back into the country (even if it does look a bit like he’s being hung out to dry). Although I’m not convinced the OAS and international stance was the right one, as a friend of mine is fond of reminding me, being right is over-rated. If the situation is resolved through a mutually agreed-upon legal process, then the multilateral consensus — to which the Obama administraiton quickly and resolutely signed on to — served that end better than constitutional hair-splitting of the sort I enaged in would have.