Oh my f*cking god. We have NO BUSINESS, after all the shenanigans with our electoral process (BradBlog is on top of this), warning the Ukraine about its voting process. The White House has balls. (AP):
Three days before the presidential election in Ukraine, the White House said Thursday the initial round of voting did not meet a “basic test” of a truly democratic process and that the government should ensure Sunday’s balloting is better.
“The people of Ukraine … have the right and deserve the opportunity to make their choice freely, without intimidation or fear, from outside or within,” White House press secretary Scott McClellan said in a statement. “The presidential campaign and first round of voting did not meet that basic test.”
[How does McClellan get the words out without laughing? Gag me –Pam]
…The White House also raised the prospect of “stronger U.S.-Ukranian cooperation” and other incentives if the election results are deemed to reflect “the true will of the people.”