“Yet Another Disgraceful Example Of Crass Insensitivity To A Close American Ally”: Obama Insults Poland Again

April 18th, 2010 Posted By Pat Dollard.

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The Telegraph:

Last week I wrote a piece urging President Obama to attend the funeral of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, the Polish First Lady, and 94 senior officials who perished in the Smolensk air disaster. I noted at the time:

The Obama administration has on numerous occasions failed to acknowledge the importance of Washington’s allies, and has often appeared indifferent, even hostile towards America’s closest friends. It is important at this time of tremendous pain and suffering in Poland, that the President of the United States sends a clear message that the American government and people are with them in heart and spirit.

The White House did subsequently announce that the president would attend the funeral ceremony in Krakow this past weekend, but like many world leaders he was unable to do so due to the grounding of flights over much of Europe.

One would have thought that President Obama might have used the time he would have spent in Poland paying his respects to the Polish fallen. For example he could have visited the recently erected Victims of Communism memorial in Washington, or at the very least have signed the condolence book at the Polish Embassy. But what did he choose to do instead? Play yet another round of golf.

As Joseph Curl at The Washington Times reported:

On a cool but sun-drenched Sunday, the president and three golfing companions went to Andrews Air Force Base to play 18 holes. It is the 32nd time Mr. Obama has played golf since taking office Jan. 20, 2009, according to CBS Radio’s Mark Knoller.

After canceling the Poland trip on Saturday, the White House announced that Mr. Obama had no public schedule for Sunday. He was to have arrived in Krakow in the morning, attend the 2 p.m. funeral and leave for home by 5 p.m., arriving back at the White House after midnight.

Mr. Obama has not gone to the Polish Embassy in Washington since the accident, but Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. both have. There, they signed a condolence book.

Curl also notes that Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, gave up playing golf in the aftermath of the Iraq War:

Mr. Obama has played golf far more often than former President George W. Bush. In his eight years in office, Mr. Bush played just 24 times. His last time as president was Oct. 13, 2003. He said in 2008 that he gave up golf “in solidarity” with the families of soldiers who were dying in Iraq.

It is hard to think of anything more insulting to the Polish people on the day they mourned the loss not only of their president but much of their political and military leadership, for the president of the United States to be enjoying a round of golf after canceling plans to attend the funeral. It is yet another disgraceful example of crass insensitivity to a close American ally, which has become the hallmark of the Obama administration’s amateurish foreign policy.

Just eight months on from humiliating Warsaw by pulling out of the agreement over Third Site missile defence installations in Poland and the Czech Republic, the White House has insulted the Poles yet again. This is no minor diplomatic faux pas – it is a second full-blown slap in the face for a key US partner, whose soldiers are currently laying their lives on the line alongside their American allies on the battlefields of Afghanistan.

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    13 Responses to ““Yet Another Disgraceful Example Of Crass Insensitivity To A Close American Ally”: Obama Insults Poland Again”

    1. Julie Weathers

      And we are surprised? The only governments worth recognizing and treating with respect seem to have one thing in common.

    2. Ty

      That’s odd. I seem to recall the msm getting their panties in a wad each time Bush took a WORKING vacation to his ranch in Texas. Wonder what changed since then in terms of accountability?

      • Hawkerdriver (Pisson the Koran)

        Accountability - That word has been edited from the modern cultural dictionary.On the trash heap along with accurate history being taught in government indoc schools.

    3. Odin2012

      This man is one big pile of monkey shit. He has taken the world’s most respected nation and turned it into the world’s most hated. I can not tell you how ashamed of this want-a-be dicator.

    4. PatriotofPast

      Must be bucking for his PGA Card.

    5. Rotten1

      He fiddles while Rome burns.

    6. trustme1013

      I am so ashamed. So absolutely ashamed.

    7. Ralph Ulm

      However, if a fucking towel-headed Leader of Hamas or some other fucking Religion of Piss Tyrant got blown up, this cunt would have used an Executive Order to institute a National Day of Mourning, another Executive Order to fly the Piss Star and Crescent at half mast at every Government Building AND fly halfway around the world - through Hurricane, Tornado, ash cloud or tropical Storm - to lead the funeral procession and breast-beating howling.

      He’s, plain and simple, a COCKSUCKER of the FIRST ORDER.

    8. Nanny

      The picture of Zero sitting in the vehicle reminds me of the scene in Titanic where the little weasle that owned White Star Line hopped in the life boat with the women and children, looking straight ahead as the officers lowered the boat.

    9. Giorgi

      that doesnt look good…to be honest many world leaders decided NOT to attend the funeral and used this volcano as an excuse, even germans, who can just ride there in a car or train. i mean wtf?
      im in no way trying to show off or something, but our president was also in the US at that time, and took a flight AROUND the fucking cloud of dust: Portugal - Italy - Turkey - Ukraine - Krakow, Poland.
      Saakashvili and Leh were good friends though, not just for formalities sake.

    10. Moriah

      He’s turned his back on so many allies and bowed to, and kissed so much dictator butt that we’re about to become part of the Axis of Evil …. :evil: :gun:

    11. Cara C

      What a complete disgrace! I can (somewhat) understand Obama not attending the funeral in light of the flight problems plaguing Europe, but then he absolutely should have done something symbolic to pay his respects from Washington.

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