President Obama Owes Us Some Straight Talk About Ukraine
Before World War III starts, it would be kind of nice to get a candid statement from President Obama about what’s been happening in Ukraine.
This February 23 report by Radio Free Europe is very interesting. Basically, it says that the Ukrainian parliament purported to impeach the Ukrainian president in February but without the required review by Ukraine’s Constitutional Court and without the required three-fourths majority vote by the Ukrainian parliament. This piece in Haaretz makes the same point. If it’s true, then we have been supporting yet another coup against yet another democratically-elected government. Sometimes overthrowing rotten democratic governments may be necessary, but it seems like an awfully bad example to set for the nascent democracies of eastern Europe. We need to insist upon some explanation from the White House.