July 5th, 2010
02:59 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama congratulates Polish president on victory

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama called interim Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski on Monday to congratulate him on his election victory, the White House announced.

Obama "said that the resilience and resolve demonstrated by the people of Poland in the face of their unprecedented tragedy remains an inspiration to the world," a White House statement said, referring to the April 10 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and more than 90 others on their way to a service commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Russian massacre of Polish prisoners of war.

According to the statement, Obama invited Komorowski to Washington and expressed appreciation for Poland's contributions to the war in Afghanistan.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    I am sure the right wingnuts who bow down to foreign oil companies and big insurance companies will find fault with Obama trying to get along with other world leaders.

    July 5, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  2. marxist dogs are out of control

    Mr. Obama pulled the plug on missle defense in Poland because Poland dared to throw off the yoke of their Russian masters. Next to Castro and Chavez Mr. Obama finds the Russian dictatorship exciting and would like to emulate it.

    Mr. Obama is a grossly immoral man.

    July 5, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  3. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    Do lying republican fascist jackals read what they write? These conspiracy theories are a bit too much.

    July 5, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  4. L


    Can't a congratulations ever be just a polite congratulations without the radical left and the radical right twisting it to fit their distorted word views.

    It's a very polite and appropriate act for the President to congratulate the winner of another country's election.

    July 5, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  5. dbacchus

    2 out-of-control-coocoo

    "pulled the plug on missle defense in Poland because Poland dared to throw off the yoke of their Russian masters", do you even understand what you are saying? 🙂 Like American missles in Poland would not be a "yoke" (you must be really from Poland, huh, "bydlo"-expert?) Germany, Japan – everybody, are trying to get rid of American military bases becuase they realize foreign forces do NOT make them safer. But a bydlo-expert from Poland disagrees 🙂 Btw, who are you to insult American presidents anyway?

    July 5, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |