Honduran coup general says army "saved democracy"
General Romeo Vasquez Velasquez, leader of the joint chiefs of staff, told Reuters it was a difficult decision for him to topple Zelaya on June 28, because the two were friends.
But he said he was following orders from the Supreme Court and Congress, which have accused Zelaya of violating the constitution by trying to lift presidential term limits.
"The outside world sees us as bad guys but inside the country we are the ones who saved democracy. ... The best judge we will have is history," Vasquez Velasquez said in an interview at his office at the joint chiefs headquarters.
"We did it out of duty and for love of country because democracy was at risk," he said.
Honduras has many problems to
be solved and they need to end this
political dispute as soon as possible
so that they can get back to dealing
with serious national problems,
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