Don’t Insult the Poles, Mr. President Staff
Posted: Jun 03, 2014 11:03 AM
President Barack Obama has an appalling track record when it comes to insulting Poland, a key U.S. ally in Eastern Europe. In 2009, his administration humiliated Warsaw when, in deference to Russian demands, it pulled out of an agreement over Third Site missile defense installations in Poland and the Czech Republic. In 2010, the president opted to play a few rounds of golf on the same day the Polish people were mourning the death of their president, Lech Kaczysnki, the First Lady and 94 senior Polish officials killed in the Smolensk air disaster. Obama had been due to attend the funeral, but was unable to fly there because of a large cloud of ash that had formed over parts of Europe.