I know that George Bush “looked into Putin’s soul” and apparently liked what he saw, but when I look at these before and after photos of Viktor Yushchenko, the pro-Western Ukrainian who had the misfortune of going up against Putin’s man, Viktor Yanukovych, for the job of president, it makes me kind of wonder. I guess his physicians have yet to say definitively that he was poisoned (let alone suggest that the Russians were involved), but Jesus Christ! Just look at these “before” and “after” photos. That’s the same man, just months later. One minute he’s the Ukrainian JFK and the next he’s Anne Ramsey’s death mask.
When I look at these photos, I have to wonder if perhaps this has something to do with Putin and his former position as a high-ranking KGB officer. (Surely he knows people with the access and know-how to do something like this.) Of course, Yushchenko’s rapid aging could have absolutely nothing to do with politics. It’s been suggested by those alligned against him that his recent health problems can be attributed to “bad sushi.”
And, my friends, this is what politics has become… It makes me kind of nostalgic for the simpler days of plain old “assassination by lone nut.”
… And I didn’t even get into the fact that the election was stolen from Yushchenko… In comparison, it looks like Kerry got off pretty easy. (I wonder if that thought crossed his mind as he was sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner.)