Poland’s foreign minister: “We are hopeful that Hillary Clinton will ‘feel’ our region”

Polskie Radio quotes Poland’s foreign minister, Radoslaw Sikorski, expressing hope as President-elect Obama prepares to name Sen. Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state: “We know Mrs. Hillary Clinton, she has been to Poland several times… we are hopeful that Hillary Clinton will ‘feel’ our region and remember our interests.” Read the rest of the short piece here.

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  1. Submitted by Bernice Vetsch on 12/02/2008 - 10:15 am.

    I don’t get the impression that Hillary Clinton, or Barack Obama or Joe Biden for that matter, “gets” foreign policy as practiced by the Bush administration and far right Republican lawmakers like John McCain.

    The paranoia resident in the War on Terror excuses every incursion into the sovereignty of any nation from whom we seek “cooperation” — even though they only do what we want because we offer carrots instead of sticks.

    The Polish and Czech PEOPLE do not want the unworkable anti-missile system within their borders. They rightly fear that it makes them targets of countries who might seek to destroy the missiles. To counter their fear (based in reality), we offered to supply military protection as long as the missile system is in place and their governments agreed.

    So we taxpayers get to pay not just for the system-that-will-never-work, but for yet two more military occupations for who knows how many years. This is absolutely insane.

    (The same policy holds true in Latin America and other areas of the world. All who do not “cooperate” in the War on Terror or the War on Drugs are — guess what — our “enemies” and perhaps even “state sponsors of terror.” It seem as though Congress is completely unaware. Is it because they get all their information from the Administration and from the major media who get theirs from the same place?)

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