Stadium Secured/Ukraine Rumors
I'm a bit late on this (gimmie a break, I'm 7 time zones ahead and was asleep when it happened), but it looks like DC is getting a stadium and a team after all. That's nice and all, but you can't help but wonder at what cost all these shenanigans came. Thomas Boswell, as usual, sums it up nicely:
Part of the [international] attention has come in the form of laughter and even mockery that Williams and his council can't stay on the same page or even in the same book on a huge deal. In major negotiations, who speaks for Washington? For now, the answer is, "You never know."
In Ukraine news, things remain relatively quiet. Was at a Christmas Party hosted at the Ambassador's last night and most of the conversation was centered around the election. Swapped rumors such as thugs in Donetsk being armed courtesey of the Black Sea Fleet and assassination attempts on Yushenko and Tymoshenko. Hopefully this is all just talk.