Could Iraq be the reason Obama is so hostile to Poland?

Obama has not had a good week vis a vis Poland.  First, he insulted Lech Walesa; then he managed to insult the entire nation.  In the old days, before we got PC, we would have told a Polish joke . . . about Obama.  (Here’s an old, un-PC joke:  What do you get when you cross an Italian and a Pole?  A person who makes you an offer he can’t understand.)

Has anyone asked why Obama is so hostile to Poland?  The obvious reason, of course, is that Poland was the lever the broke the old Soviet Union.  (Would that make Walesa Archimedes?)  From Obama’s view, that falls into the “Shame on Poland category,” for messing with the great Socialist experiment that was ongoing in that nation.  (And who can ever forget that great Russian lab tech, Stalin, who may have said, and certainly believed, that “The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic.”)

I wonder, though, whether Obama is also hostile because Poland was one of the most enthusiastic participants in the Gulf War coalition.  I’m reading American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. In it, Kyle has nothing but praise for the Polish special forces with whom he worked during the War in Iraq.  See, this makes the Poles double plus bad ungood.  Not only did they bring down Communism, the also embraced the evil George Bush’s War for Oil in Iraq.

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  • pst314

    Considering his upbringing, perhaps Obama also feels resentment at another time when the Poles played a key role in saving civilization. :-)

  • Indigo Red

    Lech Walesa got his Nobel Peace Prize the old fashioned way – he earned it.

  • kali

    Or, he’s still sucking up to Russia. Because, you know, Russia is our excellent friend if we just do what it wants. I believe he’s chosen his ally, and Poland is being thrown under the bus.

  • Zhombre

    Or it could be because Obama is a supercilious, incompetent jerk. 


    All of the above.

  • Bookworm

    And of course, Poland is Catholic and it had the temerity to put forward as Pope the man who helped bring down Communism.

    No matter how you look at it, there’s nothing for the Big Zero to like about Poland.

  • Danny Lemieux

    Interesting – he just may have lost a huge Chicago /Crook County voting segment. This area has more Poles than Warsaw. Traditionally, they vote Democrat but…with the assaults on Poland AND Catholics…hmmm!