Obama praises Poland, blasts Belarus during trip
May 28th, 2011
09:53 AM ET
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Obama praises Poland, blasts Belarus during trip

WARSAW, Poland (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Saturday held up Poland's transition to democracy in the 1980s as a model for nations today pushing back against their governments - from countries in North Africa and the Middle East to some in Eastern Europe.

In remarks with his Polish counterpart and member's of Poland's Solidarity movement, Obama said, "Your actions charted a course for freedom that inspired many on this continent and beyond. And it has many relevant lessons, so we want to encourage all states undergoing similar experiences to learn from Poland."


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  1. once upon a horse

    wow if looks could kill.

    May 28, 2011 10:10 am at 10:10 am |