Disappointing day for Lithuania

  • 2003-04-17
  • Matt Kovalick
Like many viewers, I sat riveted to the television on the afternoon of April 9. Seeing the fall of Iraqi leadership, symbolized by Saddam's statue being pulled down in the center of Baghdad, was exhilarating. But my optimistic mood was soon dampened by the evening Lithuanian news. Ironically enough, the local reports – concerning leaders ousted from office - echoed those from faraway Iraq, though the consequences could be diametrically opposite. Regardless, by day's end Vilnius' successful mayor had been replaced and a trusted police commissioner suspended. As a Vilnius resident, I was disa...
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