In the foreign policy debate last week, Governor Mitt Romney repeated an assertion he’s made throughout the campaign: that, in “pulling our missile defense program out” of Poland, President Obama failed to stand by a key NATO ally. This charge is simply untrue. Not only does Obama still plan to deploy missile defenses in Poland, he has done as much, if not more, than his predecessor to bolster the security of U.S. allies in Central and Eastern Europe. Continue reading
Poland will build its own missile defence shield in the next decade, National Security Bureau head Stanislaw Koziej has told a late-night TV news show.
The comment came amid Poland’s increasing criticism of US President Barack Obama’s 2009 decision to scale back an anti-missile shield that his predecessor George W Bush had planned for Poland and the Czech Republic. Continue reading
What might come of the U.S. eschewing its Eastern European allies.
Adding insult to injury has become a trademark of President’s Obama policies regarding Poland and other Central and Eastern European (CEE) states. After several political jabs and diplomatic mishaps, including referring to Nazi concentration camps as “Polish death camps,” Continue reading
The Polish president has accused Barack Obama of betraying Poland by cancelling a promised missile defence system.
Reflecting Warsaw’s long-standing anger over the 2009 cancellation of a controversial Bush-era anti-ballistic missile system President Bronislaw Komorowski said Poland should build its own missile shield to ensure national defence. Continue reading
Poland needs its own missile defense shield while the agreement with the United States on the deployment of an anti-ballistic-missile defense system on its territory was “a mistake,” Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said in an interview with the Wprost magazine, published on Saturday. Continue reading
Mitt Romney’s campaign is seeking to schedule a meeting between the GOP nominee and former Polish president Lech Walesa when Romney is overseas later this month, Romney insiders and foreign sources tell POLITICO. Continue reading
President Obama just slapped in the face one of America’s closest allies in Europe. I’m looking for comment in the American media, and I find … wire stories reporting a spokesman’s apology for the president’s “misstatement”?
The president intended to honor Jan Karski, a Polish-born U.S. citizen, who died in 2000. Karski was a hero of the Polish resistance, the courier who brought to the outside world the irrefutable proof of the Nazi extermination campaign against the Jews of Eastern Europe. But instead of honoring Karski, the president stumbled into the single most offensive thing he could possibly have said on this occasion: Continue reading
According to the Wall Street Journal, Polish officials requested that Walesa accept the Medal of Freedom on behalf of Jan Karski, a member of the Polish Underground during World War II who was being honored posthumously this week. The request makes sense. Walesa and Karski shared a burning desire to rid Poland of tyrannical subjugation. But President Obama said no. Continue reading
Here’s a canny bit of marketing, from the Polish PM no less – a copy ofThe Witcher 2 for none other than Barack Obama.
Released in Irish stores last week, the game is a sequel to the well-received 2007 predecessor, a medieval fantasy RPG from developers CD Projekt RED STUDIO. So why wasÂ The Witcher 2 thrust into the hands of the worldâ€™s most powerful man and why was it by the Polish PM Donald Tusk? Continue reading
Lech Walesa, the great hero of the Polish Solidarity movement, was in Washington earlier this week to receive the Ronald Reagan Centennial Award. He gave a terrific speech, which I attended,Â in which he referred to Cuba, one of the last remaining Marxist tyrannies, as a â€œJurassic Park of Communismâ€. Walesa remains one of the great political icons of our time, a brave freedom fighter who stood up to the Soviet Empire and led his people to liberty. Continue reading