Thursday, July 02, 2009

Niger leader undermining rule of law - White House

The word that most accurately describes Obama's foreign police is schizophrenic.

WASHINGTON, July 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. government voiced concern on Wednesday over actions taken by Niger's President Mamadou Tandja to extend his rule in the West African country.

"These decisions undermine Niger's efforts over the last ten years to advance good governance and the rule of law," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said in a statement.

Tandja responded to the rejection by Niger's highest court of his plan to seek at least another three years in power by sacking the judges and naming a new Cabinet.

Please explain to me how this substantively differs from the Honduras situation.

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