The White House announced that President Obama will meet with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski in Washington on Wednesday, December 8. Opinia.US reported that President Komorowski’s controversial decision to invite former communist military dictator General Jaruzelski to a meeting of Poland’s National Security Council was a result of insecurity and confusion among Polish political leaders following President Obama’s equally controversial decisions about relations with Russia and Poland. The White House announcement includes a reassurance about the U.S. commitment to Poland’s defense as a NATO ally. The fact that the White House felt it necessary to include such a reassurance is in itself proof of the failure of President Obama’s foreign policy, especially as it relates to Russia and U.S. allies in Central Europe.
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release November 20, 2010
Statement by the Press Secretary on the visit of Polish President Komorowski to Washington
President Obama will welcome President Bronislaw Komorowski of Poland to the White House on Wednesday, December 8. Poland and the United States are essential allies, partnering together around the world to promote peace, prosperity, democracy, and freedom. We are bound to each other through our solemn obligations to each other’s defense through Article 5 of the Washington Treaty, and Poland is a leading contributor to the NATO mission in Afghanistan. The President looks forward to consulting with President Komorowski on a broad range of strategic issues of mutual concern to our two countries.