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Obama, in Poland, urges allies, U.S. public to bolster Arab Spring

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His message was a tacit answer to simmering sentiment that America should cut back on foreign assistance at time when it is grappling with deficit troubles at home.

Meanwhile, China continues to cut deals with every tin pot dictator out there. I'm sick of this. We should mind our own business and trade with everyone. It's not our fault if other countries commit human rights abuses.

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"America should cut back on foreign assistance"

I agree with this.

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The U.S. is in debt in the trillions, borrowing money from China to give away to other countries is not very good fiscal policy. Obama is spending money that the country doesn't have, taxing the people to pay back borrowed money. The U.S. is already in the poor house.

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No mention of a visit to Auschwitz. As they say, "When in Poland...." Add this to his 1967-borders demand a week or so ago and this makes insult number two to the Jewish people. A more sensitive president, a humanitarian, would have gone the extra mile and laid a wreath or something. I'm sure Bush II would have.

Bebert is outraged.

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How about the U.S.A. working toward becoming a democracy?

That would be a good move.

But it does show support for his people that Obama is worrying about the US economy.

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Significantly, toppler of Communism Lech Walesa declined to meet Obama while he was in Poland.

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Significantly, toppler of Communism Lech Walesa declined to meet Obama while he was in Poland.

Speaking as one who has relatives in Poland -- relatives who were active in Solidarność from its beginning -- Wałęsa is regarded as something of a prima donna, and the incident akin to Newt Gingrich's whining about not getting to sit closer to the front of the plane with Bill Clinton. It is "significant" only to fools who actually think it is.

It is not your style to express admiration for the leader of a labor union. We consider Wałęsa to be a Polish version of Saul Alinsky.

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Lieberman, the story about Walesa "declining" is an Andrew Breitbart and Fox News spin job. He had scheduling problems. He told AFP that he would like to meet Obama, stating, "He bears hope for Poland, Europe and the world."

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Obama, like EU politicians, is tragically clueless about the nature of the so-called "Arab spring". The idea that a public vote in muslim Arab countries would lead to liberal democracies of the Western model is crazy beyond belief.

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He had scheduling problems.

This is true, but he would have rescheduled his trip to Italy had President Obama agreed to meet with him one-on-one, rather than the group meeting that was scheduled.

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This Arab Spring is a scam. I'm no fan of Gadaffi, especially his arrogant sons but I find this to be very unjust. If the sole purpose is to protect Bengazi civilians, what about the Tehran, Syrian, Yemeni and the others. I read an article on an African site that says Gadaffi is the best among evils over there. At least he distributed the wealth evenly. Until now there were no Libyan migrants seeking greener pasture anywhere. Education, healthcare etc were free until now. Even non Libyans benefited from Gadafi's generosity. Libyans enjoyed greater prosperity than most of its neighbors. Obama, Sark, Cameron, you need to do more explanation.

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Poland is next door to Arabia.

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Most Poles I know tell me they feel that Obama has thrown their brave and noble nation under the bus. Most seem quite eager to tell me that Obama stopping while in Moscow last year and saluting the tomb of Russia's Unkown Soldier was an insult to Poles, an incident we are lucky the gatekeeper media kept secret from most of the American public.

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Most Poles I know tell me they feel that Obama has thrown their brave and noble nation under the bus.

LOL! Funniest whopper I've read in quite awhile. The Polish press is hailing a "new era" in better relations with the United States. Watch for Poland to be included in President Obama's Visa Waiver Program -- a move that will endear him to the people of the country of my ancestry like nothing else.

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