“A day for the history books,” tweeted the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine ( “Ukraine steps up shift in power” ). Well, the day was historic, but no thanks to President Obama. Just a few days earlier, he and Russian President Putin were calling for peace and the protesting to stop for the sake of Ukraine's fragile economy. Yes, the economy is in trouble there, but letting the Russians in to control it would not be the right solution. I am glad the protesters continued and, in a single day, changed the political order in Ukraine.
Obama should not be such a wimp in choosing sides to support in countries where citizens are trying to get back control of their government. Think Thailand and Venezuela, and remember Egypt. We do not want to get involved militarily or maybe economically, but there are other ways our government can show support. Being afraid to take sides is a sign of weakness.
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