Obama Cancels Trip to Poland

Scoring public diplomacy points, President Medvedev flew to Poland to attend President Kaczynski’s funeral, and the Poles used a plane to fly the bodies of Kaczynski and his wife from Warsaw to Krakow.

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The President’s Statement on Poland

Posted by Jesse Lee on April 17, 2010 at 03:18 PM EDT
The President releases a statement on his regret that he cannot make it to Poland:

I spoke with acting President Komorowski and told him that I regret that I will not be able to make it to Poland due to the volcanic ash that is disrupting air travel over Europe. Michelle and I continue to have the Polish people in our thoughts and prayers, and will support them in any way I can as they recover from this terrible tragedy. President Kaczynski was a patriot and close friend and ally of the United States, as were those who died alongside him, and the American people will never forget the lives they led.

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