Skip to comments.Obama, Polish president at odds on call
Posted on 11/09/2008 4:53:41 AM PST by radar101
CHICAGO | President-elect Barack Obama's private conversation with Poland's president created an international disagreement Saturday, with President Lech Kaczynski saying Mr. Obama promised to continue a missile-defense system and the transition office saying the Democrat made no such commitment.
President Bush's White House declined to weigh in on the Friday phone call between the Polish leader and Mr. Obama, who will take office Jan. 20.
Mr. Obama has spoken with at least 15 world leaders including Mr. Kaczynski and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk.
Mr. Kaczynski issued a statement in the Polish-language section of his Web site saying the U.S. president-elect "emphasized the importance of the strategic partnership of Poland and the United States and expressed hope in the continuation of political and military cooperation between our countries. He also said that the missile-defense project would continue."
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World leaders and allies take note. Hussein is a liar.
Isn’t it great with a president (elect) with absolutely no executive and foreign policy experience?
Look forward to much more of this.
I’d like to think that “the one” is just an amateur, but I fear that we underestimate him at our own peril. He’s on a mission...
Is this is the International Crisis that Biden warned us about?
We are going to be the laughingstock of the world when Obambi takes over. Can’t wait to see what happens when someone kicks sand in pussy boy’s face. Who’s he going to go whine too? The newspapers? What are they going to do? Tell the world to leave our Messiah alone? I get more disgusted every day.
Poland’s President got the message loud and clear. “You are on your own”.
Something got lost in translation. President Lech Kaczynski said Obama had big ears and a pea brain.
Ya know, we use to have a Mr. Kaczynski in our neighborhood....he was such a quiet man, never said much, kept to himself. Lived in a cabin in the woods....
I don’t think you want to cross a Kaczynski.
Obama’s message to Poland: We’re cozying up to the Bear now. You’re toast.
Goodbye E. Europe.
If nothing else, Obama will deliver the 2nd term of Jimmuh Carter as promised. Only Obama’s foreign policy disasters will come early and be more numerous.
“Something got lost in translation. President Lech Kaczynski said Obama had big ears and a pea brain.”
Oh, please!! Supporting freedom and self-determination — That’s so ‘80s! /s
The way people have set Obama up as a messiah, have also set him up for a HUGE fall....
The Christians who voted for him who didn’t think he would REALLY change abortion laws.
The moderates who didn’t expect him to weaken our national defense.
The Jews who didn’t think he would abandon Israel.
The non-politicos who have no idea who William Ayers is, and what he stands for....
I will sit back and watch them become disappointed, time after time.
I just pray that our country isn’t damaged too much, in the process.
sigh..let’s get it over with..the Polish president is clearly a racist..there..get used to it for the next 4 years..
exactly. This is text book Democrat foreign policy. Nothing but innuendo, nuance and vacilation. Obama will equivocate his way thru the next four years with the assistance of such foreign policy bedrocks as Lil’ Dickie Holbrook, Lurch, and “Plugs” P-Shiddy Biden.
Personally I think East and West Europe are toast.
0be votes “present” again.
An indication of what’s to come...
Beware: Do not cast your lot with the USA now if you are freedom loving. Tyrants are already taking a look at what they might want around the world.
President Bush liberated people, Obama’s going to throw them back.
Well, these first talks with foreign leaders are going well. (sarcasm heavy). This guy is being called a liar. The Soviets are putting up new offensive missiles. Hamas is ordering more body bombs. Mexico is providing free bus tickets north. France is no longer the stupid country of the world in electing socialists too office. Israel gets the message that they are on their own when it comes to defending their country from 500 million hating arabs. The Palestinian bombers find out they may have a future capital approved by The Chosen One.
Most politicans wait until they get in office to start lying in their official capacity.
I can, my son is at FOB Warhorse.
BTW, happy 223 birthday to the Marine Corps tomorrow.
I can read a little Polish and I went to President Kaczynski’s website to see what was there. It was pretty general, and the closest thing to the question in point was that BO stressed “the significance of the strategic partnership” = “znaczenie strategicznego partnerstwa.”
There was no specific reference to the missile shield per se, but, status quo, the strategic (stress on strategic) partnership includes the missile shield. We should know by now that BO talks in conundrums.
I think the real meaning of this is that BO and his “advisors” haven’t the slightest idea what they are going to do with regard to Eastern Europe and the Russians. Like everything else, they are playing it by ear. He’ll probably end up alienating the Poles who have been good allies.
No need. Barry seems to be doing a bang up job on his own.
The Great Unifier strikes again.
GWB: “No 3:00 a.m. phone calls, please, Barack.”
I have far more concern with the substance of the disagreement than whether Obama is a liar or not. It sounds like Obama is going to back down with the installation of the anti-missile system in Poland succumbing to Russian pressure. I wonder if Obama is also going to stop further deployment of the system in Alaska and elsewhere. This is not good.
Just thinking. Let’s assume for the sake of argument that Cheney did control Bush since Bush was so ‘stupid’. Since Obama is so demonstrably (now) inexperienced, who’s goning to control him? Knowing the dingo nature of democrats, this should make for some very interesting power struggles. I think it would be wise to stay out of Ft Marcy Park for a while.
So poor Poland, probably the only remaining Christian country in Europe, is set up again.
I thought the guy was a thug. He’s not. He’s a punk.
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. In 1933, Franklin Roosevelt repurchased them.
Do you notice a pattern here?
There are raised eyebrows and whispers going on right now in the offices of the DBM. Wonder how long they’ll stay just whispers.
Overseas, there probably are more than whispers. Europe has the most to lose with a weak and ineffective POTUS. The British press will be the first to point out, “the emperor has no clothes”. Britain can’t defend Europe by themselves.
Why oh why is O so misunderstood???? sarcasm
Didn’t the leaders of Iraq misunderstand him too?
The Polish President now knows Obama is more interested in shoe polish. Good Luck Europe. You will be finding out The One is really Number Two.
I guess you haven't heard, Bush says Obama victory was a "Triumph."
If FReepers can't figure out that the reason we have Obama is 8 years of Bush governing like a democrat, we are in trouble the next round too. We'll get another McCain.
I was at one of Bush's official inaugural balls 4 years ago with a knot in my stomach because I knew Bush is not one of us.
If we don't learn from our mistakes, we will repeat them.
Still saying one thing in Scranton and another in San Francisco.
During the early part of the campaign, O said something about how he was going to deal with the trade situation...and then he sent an emissary to the Canada powers to tell them that he really didn’t mean it.
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