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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Lech Wałęsa
For many Poles, Col. Ryszard Kuklinski was a traitor for passing secrets to the Americans during the Cold War - and even Solidarity leader Lech Walesa refused to honor him after he became president. A new Polish movie casts Kuklinski in a different light, as a hero who acted on conscience and helped avert bloodshed.
The former president of Poland said President Obama is failing America and has let the nation drift in a pit of moral morass, driving down its standing with the global community.
The U.S. ambassador in Afghanistan is prodding President Hamid Karzai to sign an agreement to allow U.S. troops to remain in the nation after 2014.
Lech Walesa, a past winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and former president of Poland, said on Monday that what the world needs is a new Ten Commandments that's heavy on the worldly and light on the Judeo-Christian spirituality — a "secular Ten Commandments."
Volha Starastsina saw no choice but to flush her work down the police-station toilet.
Volha Starastsina saw no choice but to flush her work down the police station toilet.
Under mounting pressure to be more open on foreign policy issues, Mitt Romney tried to do just that during his six-day trip to visit three American allies — but repeatedly found himself having to backtrack on the things he said.
On a trip Mitt Romney hoped would impress America's allies, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee managed to anger the nation's potential adversaries — particularly Palestinian leaders, who felt Mr. Romney's comments during his trip to Israel smacked of racism.
In a 6,000-mile reach for evangelical and Jewish voters in the presidential election, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney said Sunday that the U.S. should "employ any and all measures" to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, arguing that it is the nation's most pressing national security issue.
Certain powerful voting blocs will track Mitt Romney's goodwill visit to Poland on Monday with keen interest: A very friendly audience awaits him in that nation, along with some potential election benefits.
Lech Walesa is a big fan of social media _ and says if he had it back when he founded the Solidarity rights movement in 1980, he wouldn't have had to keep meeting opposition colleagues in stadiums.
Lech Walesa says he wishes he had social media back when he founded the Solidarity union movement in 1980, then he wouldn't have had to keep meeting with opposition colleagues in sports stadiums.
Lenin's notorious name has returned to a public spot in Eastern Europe: the Gdansk shipyard where Lech Walesa led his anti-communist movement. Though just for a film set, the move has sparked emotions.
Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn gave an emotional speech Wednesday urging the world community to help Haiti as he accepted an award from a gathering of Nobel Peace Prize laureates for his humanitarian work in the earthquake-ravaged country.
Actor Sean Penn is being honored by a group of Nobel laureates for his relief work in Haiti following the country's devastating January 2010 earthquake.
Whatever "hope in the world" existed that "Obama would reclaim moral leadership for America" when elected in 2008 is gone, and instead the president has "failed" to bring that dream to fruition, Mr. Walesa told CNN.
"We have to do everything that we can to recreate, to reclaim America's role, and it seems that Obama would manage that, but he didn't accomplish that," he said. "America did not regain its leadership status. We're just lucky that there were no bigger conflicts in the world, because if it had bigger conflicts, then the world would be helpless."