Friday, December 03, 2004

The Ukraine

It was a good day for democracy.
KIEV, Ukraine (CNN) -- Ukraine's Supreme Court has nullified the results of the country's disputed presidential election and called for a repeat of the runoff in three weeks.

Friday's ruling was a big win for opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko, who claimed that widespread fraud robbed him of victory in the November 21 vote.

Yanukovych tried to steal the election, and Putin tried to help him. People cried foul, and the Bush Administration properly supported them. In the end, democracy wins, authoritarianism loses, and Putin is pissed.