Mitt Romney wrapped up his foreign tour on Tuesday with a speech emphasizing the deep ties of friendship between America and Poland and expressing his appreciation to Poland for standing beside the U.S. in conflicts over many generations, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
During a speech at the library of the University of Warsaw, which followed separate, private meetings with the Polish Foreign Minister and Poland’s president, Romney said he was inspired by “the path of freedom tread by the people of Poland.”
Lech Walesa, the Nobel Prize winner and former Polish president, effectively endorsed Mitt Romney for president here Monday.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney meets with Poland’s former President Lech Walesa, Monday, July 30, 2012, in Artus Court in Gdansk, Poland. (Charles Dharapak – AP)
“I wish you to be successful because this success is needed to the United States, of course, but to Europe and the rest of the world, too. Governor Romney, get your success, be successful!” Walesa said through a translator following their joint meeting in Gdansk. He hit his handon the table for emphasis.
The favorable comments came as Romney began a visit to Poland at the end of an overseas trip that included stops in London and Jerusalem. Romney’s schedule on Monday also includes meetings with Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk.
OK so this post is for my Polish wife.