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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Yushchenko to address joint session of Congress

By Aussiegirl

The official word just came across the wires -- it was announced by House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. During his scheduled visit, Mr. Yushchenko is scheduled to have a 2 1/2 hour working lunch with President Bush.

Considering that the Bush administration couldn't ask for a better spokesman for the administration's policies of promoting peaceful transitions to democratic rule throughout the world, this is a good move. Ukrainians deserve this attention from the United States after years of laboring in the shadows of Russia.

"We are pleased to announce that President Yushchenko will be addressing a Joint Meeting of Congress on Wednesday, April 6.

"President Yushchenko's election is inspiring the spread of democracy throughout the world, in spite of threats and intimidation. We welcome him to this cathedral of democracy and look forward to hearing from him."


At 9:04 PM, Anonymous One Eyed Cat said...

Are you going to any of the events on the 6th? I'm going to the wreath laying at Shevchenko Monument and the banquet. Trying to get a ticket to the speech from my congressman. You should go if you can.



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