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Obama, Polish president at odds on call
WashTimes ^ | November 9, 2008 | Christina Bellantoni

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: bho2008; kaczynski; missiledefense; obamatransitionfile; poland
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1 posted on 11/09/2008 4:53:41 AM PST by radar101
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To: radar101

World leaders and allies take note. Hussein is a liar.


2 posted on 11/09/2008 4:55:27 AM PST by hershey
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To: radar101

Isn’t it great with a president (elect) with absolutely no executive and foreign policy experience?

Look forward to much more of this.


3 posted on 11/09/2008 4:56:39 AM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: hershey

bingo


4 posted on 11/09/2008 4:58:33 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: radar101

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...


5 posted on 11/09/2008 4:59:05 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: radar101

Is this is the International Crisis that Biden warned us about?


6 posted on 11/09/2008 5:00:02 AM PST by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: radar101
This is how *O* always works, says one thing to your face, and then turns around and does the opposite.
7 posted on 11/09/2008 5:00:07 AM PST by tiredoflaundry
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To: radar101

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.


8 posted on 11/09/2008 5:01:05 AM PST by Marinefamilyx3
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To: radar101
And watch Bush quitely disappear and not undermine Obama’s Presidency (like he'll need any help...). Unlike past Democrat Presidents that take every opportunity to undermine a Republican President. The low life Democrats don't know what respect and honor of the office means.
9 posted on 11/09/2008 5:01:09 AM PST by DB
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To: radar101

Poland’s President got the message loud and clear. “You are on your own”.


10 posted on 11/09/2008 5:01:26 AM PST by autumnraine (Churchill: " we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall never surrender")
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To: radar101

Something got lost in translation. President Lech Kaczynski said Obama had big ears and a pea brain.


11 posted on 11/09/2008 5:01:52 AM PST by Enterprise (No Oil for Democrats!)
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To: radar101

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.


12 posted on 11/09/2008 5:02:18 AM PST by tuckrdout (~ 'Daily example is the most subtle of poisons.' ~)
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To: radar101

Obama’s message to Poland: We’re cozying up to the Bear now. You’re toast.


13 posted on 11/09/2008 5:03:00 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gloucester County, VA -- Making a stand for America: 63% for McCain/Palin)
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To: radar101

Goodbye E. Europe.


14 posted on 11/09/2008 5:03:11 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: ScaniaBoy

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.


15 posted on 11/09/2008 5:03:30 AM PST by Enterprise (No Oil for Democrats!)
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To: Enterprise

“Something got lost in translation. President Lech Kaczynski said Obama had big ears and a pea brain.”

ROFL!!!


16 posted on 11/09/2008 5:03:45 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gloucester County, VA -- Making a stand for America: 63% for McCain/Palin)
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To: radar101
This is a Joke right?

This can not be true! nOmbama is the worlds first president, world leaders are rejoicing, I know because I saw it on CNNMSNBCCBSABC AND READ IT IN THE N.Y. Times
17 posted on 11/09/2008 5:04:15 AM PST by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: radar101

Oh, please!! Supporting freedom and self-determination — That’s so ‘80s! /s


18 posted on 11/09/2008 5:04:43 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gloucester County, VA -- Making a stand for America: 63% for McCain/Palin)
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To: autumnraine

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.


19 posted on 11/09/2008 5:06:43 AM PST by kimchi lover (The ball is now in their court...play ball, SUCKERS!)
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To: radar101

sigh..let’s get it over with..the Polish president is clearly a racist..there..get used to it for the next 4 years..


20 posted on 11/09/2008 5:06:54 AM PST by BerniesFriend
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
"Goodbye E. Europe."

EU - You're next.
21 posted on 11/09/2008 5:07:18 AM PST by j_k_l
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To: ScaniaBoy; All

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.


22 posted on 11/09/2008 5:08:20 AM PST by johncocktoasten (Obama/Biden '08, in and of itself, A Bridge To Nowhere)
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To: j_k_l

Personally I think East and West Europe are toast.


23 posted on 11/09/2008 5:09:16 AM PST by Enterprise (No Oil for Democrats!)
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To: radar101

0be votes “present” again.


24 posted on 11/09/2008 5:09:18 AM PST by Paladin2 (Palin for President! (RINOs? PUMA))
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To: radar101

An indication of what’s to come...


25 posted on 11/09/2008 5:11:51 AM PST by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: radar101

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.


26 posted on 11/09/2008 5:12:01 AM PST by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: Bulldawg Fan

President Bush liberated people, Obama’s going to throw them back.


27 posted on 11/09/2008 5:17:33 AM PST by Enterprise (No Oil for Democrats!)
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To: autumnraine
I agree. Obama is going to take the dove approach. He's not going to run the risk of making Russia angry.
28 posted on 11/09/2008 5:19:52 AM PST by teacherbarbie (I would go into politics, but I like to keep my youthful looks.)
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To: radar101
He hasn't even gotten a week past the election and already he's had to appologize for being rude in his first presser and now he's at odds with Poland. Yes sir Buddy, we certainly got 'change'.
29 posted on 11/09/2008 5:19:57 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: radar101

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.


30 posted on 11/09/2008 5:23:01 AM PST by RetiredArmy (America is entering four very long and cold years. First victim: liberty)
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To: radar101
Sounds like a he said, she he said.

Who are you going to believe ?
A Polish President who has built his whole career on honor and dignity ?

Or Hussein Obama, a common THUG who has lied and cheated his entire existence ?

31 posted on 11/09/2008 5:24:49 AM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: radar101

Most politicans wait until they get in office to start lying in their official capacity.


32 posted on 11/09/2008 5:27:06 AM PST by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: Marinefamilyx3
Can’t wait to see what happens when someone kicks sand in pussy boy’s face.

I can, my son is at FOB Warhorse.

BTW, happy 223 birthday to the Marine Corps tomorrow.

33 posted on 11/09/2008 5:27:48 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Marinefamilyx3
>>>We are going to be the laughingstock of the world when Obambi takes over <<<
But the MSM told me the world will love us..
34 posted on 11/09/2008 5:28:11 AM PST by Kid Shelleen (All things shall be well; You shall see for yourself that all manner of things shall be well)
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To: radar101

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.


35 posted on 11/09/2008 5:28:23 AM PST by Malesherbes (Sauve Qui Peut)
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To: DB
watch Bush quitely disappear and not undermine Obama’s Presidency

No need. Barry seems to be doing a bang up job on his own.

36 posted on 11/09/2008 5:29:32 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: radar101

The Great Unifier strikes again.


37 posted on 11/09/2008 5:30:01 AM PST by Rocko (0bama is The Great Pumpkin)
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To: tbpiper

GWB: “No 3:00 a.m. phone calls, please, Barack.”


38 posted on 11/09/2008 5:32:29 AM PST by Rocko (0bama is The Great Pumpkin)
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To: radar101
Obama is just delivering on his campaign promises:


39 posted on 11/09/2008 5:32:30 AM PST by Zeppo (Every mighty mild... seventies child... Beats me (Metric - Combat Baby))
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To: hershey

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.


40 posted on 11/09/2008 5:34:30 AM PST by kabar
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To: radar101

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.


41 posted on 11/09/2008 5:35:45 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: radar101

So poor Poland, probably the only remaining Christian country in Europe, is set up again.


42 posted on 11/09/2008 5:37:16 AM PST by EverOnward
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To: radar101

I thought the guy was a thug. He’s not. He’s a punk.


43 posted on 11/09/2008 5:37:17 AM PST by Crawdad (I thought the guy was a thug. He's not. He's a punk.)
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To: Enterprise
President Bush liberated people, Obama’s going to throw them back.

In 1863, Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. In 1933, Franklin Roosevelt repurchased them.

Do you notice a pattern here?

44 posted on 11/09/2008 5:37:19 AM PST by reg45
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To: radar101

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.


45 posted on 11/09/2008 5:38:20 AM PST by randita (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: radar101

Why oh why is O so misunderstood???? sarcasm

Didn’t the leaders of Iraq misunderstand him too?


46 posted on 11/09/2008 5:39:27 AM PST by ConservativeGreek
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To: radar101

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.


47 posted on 11/09/2008 5:40:04 AM PST by hflynn ( Soros would not make any sense even if he spelled his name backwards)
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To: DB
And watch Bush quitely disappear and not undermine Obama’s Presidency

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.

48 posted on 11/09/2008 5:40:46 AM PST by HighFlier
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To: radar101

Still saying one thing in Scranton and another in San Francisco.


49 posted on 11/09/2008 5:41:34 AM PST by fightinJAG (Who needs the Fairness Doctrine? Obama admits the power to tax is the power to destroy.)
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To: tiredoflaundry

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.


50 posted on 11/09/2008 5:45:04 AM PST by ryderann
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