Romney’s Visit to Poland: A Postscript

If reporters had covered Mitt Romney’s visit to Poland, they would have noticed that he got a warm reception there and that he placed himself squarely on his hosts’ side, pointing out that Russia’s “once-promising advances toward a free and open society have faltered.” Lech Walesa essentially endorsed Romney. Today, Poland’s President, Bronislaw Komorowski, went public with his country’s anger toward Barack Obama:

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.
“Our mistake was that by accepting the American offer of a shield we failed to take into account the political risk associated with a change of president,” said Mr Komorowski in a magazine interview. “We paid a high political price. We do not want to make the same mistake again. We must have a missile system as an element of our defences.” …

The Republican candidate has accused President Obama of “abandoning Poland” by cancelling the missile defence plan in order to aid his much-criticised attempt to “reset” relations with Moscow.

The Poles obviously agree. This deserves to be a major news story. Perhaps it would be, if America’s reporters and editors weren’t so busy working on the Obama campaign.


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