Wednesday, November 24, 2004

You have many friends, and you're a diplomat (Oh, that word)

Canada has formally rejected the Ukrainian election results. That's a good sign; for a while I was expecting Canadian diplomats would try, as always, to be impartial at exactly the wrong moment towards exactly the wrong person. It's noteworthy, though, that despite vaguely agreeing with the assertion that the votes were cooked, it took American prodding to issue a semi-joint statement. Think of the moral high ground to be taken in rejecting the corrupt Mini-Putin, Yanukovich, before the powers that actually matter were to say anything. But, then, that's probably expecting too much of a bureaucracy that still likes to imagine Cuba as a friend and ally.


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