I'm starting to see the above spraypainted in Kiev with growing frequency. "Tak" is Ukrainian for "Yes" and is also the campaign slogan for Yushenko. Orange is his campaign color, which is also growing ubiquitous. It's better than seeing red "V"s spraypainted everywhere. No alien invasions are here, humans won't be used as food, and the water supply is safe ( except in Lviv).

This week we're 15 years away from the Berlin Wall coming down. Anne Appelbaum has a column up on that subject today that is a must-read (as usual with her...have you read "Gulag" yet? If not go out now and buy a copy...but I digress), both in the perspective of the current events in Iraq and in the election difficulties here. Posted by Hello