Oops: Obama Congratulated Yanukovych in 2010 Victory
When Victor Yanukovych, who was behind a series of attacks that killed 100 Ukrainian protesters and was overthrown after scrapping plans to join the European Union, is out of the picture in Kiev. However, the former President that stole $7 billion from the country had one early fan, Barack Obama. Obama congratulated him in his 2010 victory, despite the fact that the former Prime Minister in 2004 attempted to rig that year's election and ordered the army to attack protesters in that year-- but the military did not comply.
The White House released a statement saying that Mr. Obama had called Mr. Yanukovich, the Ukrainian opposition leader, and wished him “success in carrying out his mandate.”