Saturday, May 28, 2011

Lech Walesa passes on meeting with President Obama

Lech Walesa, Poland's Solidarity-era legend, ex-president and 1983 Nobel Peace Prize winner said Friday he would not accept an invitation to meet with fellow Nobel winner US President Barack Obama.
"It's difficult to tell journalists what you'd like to say to the president of a superpower. This time I won't tell him, I won't meet him, it doesn't suit me," Walesa told Poland's public broadcaster TVP.
Obama is due to arrive in Poland later Friday after the G8 summit in France.
Walesa was originally scheduled to meet Obama Saturday along with other key figures in Poland's post-1989 transition from communism to democracy.

The full story is HERE.

Do you think this might have had something to do with Obama reneging on an agreement made with Poland over a missile defense shield that was to be placed in Poland? It seems Obama has a history of throwing it's allies under a bus.


Bill589 said...

Good. I’m glad Lech Walesa didn’t lower himself.

larry said...

I'm sure that's exactly what it's about.

Poland was promised that missile defense shield by Bush 2, and Obama broke the promise and caved to the Russians.

Anonymous said...

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Ronald Reagan is a hero in Poland. It appears that Lech Walesa is not enamored of our current President. I agree that it's probably mostly about the missile shield for Poland that was promised but not delivered. If I was looking down the barrel of the Russian gun (especially with Putin in charge), I don't think I would be happy with Obama, either.