I haven't posted for about a week. I'm wrapping up my work in Ghana - which involves considerable pandering and report writing. Wheels up Friday night to Kyiv. Then perhaps to Bishkek. Definitely to Moscow to see what's up and then perhaps to Vienna. Hope to stop at Askania Nova in Ukraine (good place to go to see the steppe as it existed 3000 years ago). Will get back to acerbic comments next week.
Thought for the week - on US politicos - Michelle Bachmann is a dope...your constituents who voted for you should be embarrassed. Is it possible for GOPers to be embarrassed? Oh, yeah...
Second thought for the week - is Tymoshenko a lock in the next election?
Next stop Kyiv.