As the world outside of Barack Obama's self-absorbed bubble turns:
Polls show former communist apparatchik Viktor Yanukovych holding a slim lead over Yulia Tymoshenko in the Ukraine presidential election. Yankukovych is a bad guy, like he could be cast as a villain in a James Bond movie type of bad guy. The former convict, thug and accused rapist is the Kremlin's lapdog and has no respect for the West or democracy. If he wins, look for dissent in the Ukraine to be crushed 'Putin Style'. The Orange Revolution will become a historical footnote.
One byline not being reported is the relationship between Georgia and Ukraine. Ukraine is the muscle amongst the former Soviet Bloc Republics. A shift in power in the Ukraine towards Moscow will tighten the noose around Georgia's neck. An emboldened Russia, Ukraine under the Kremlin's thumb, an alienated Poland, and a helpless Georgia on the brink; brilliant diplomacy Team Obama. Oh yeah, this week it was also announced that Nicolas Sarkozy, when he wasn't criticizing Obama, permitted the sale of a state of art aircraft carrier to the Russians.
By the way, have you seen Yulia Tymoshenko?
Good Lord. No comment.