Monday, April 04, 2005

Hail the conquering hero 

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko is in the States this week, visiting today with President Bush and addressing Congress on Wednesday. They were supposed to go to Chicago to visit the area where his wife Kathy grew up -- she is also a graduate of the University of Chicago -- but that might be on hold due to the Pope's death. It's worth remembering that a few years ago Ukraine was so embarassing to the United States, what with selling weapons to Iraq and its own corruption, that an EU conference had seating rearranged so that previous president Leonid Kuchma wouldn't get to sit next to Bush.