Global anti-communist leader Lech Walesa threw his support behind Mitt Romney in the 2012 election.
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) and his wife Ann (L) meet with former Polish President Lech Walesa in Gdansk, Poland, July 30, 2012. (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)
Former Polish President Lech Walesa said he plans to urge Obama to take a more active role in the world when he visits Poland in June.
Poland’s former president and Nobel Peace laureate, Lech Walesa, said Friday he plans to urge President Barack Obama to take a more active world leadership role when he visits Poland in June.
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Speaking to The Associated Press, Walesa said “the world is disorganized and the superpower is not taking the lead. I am displeased.”
The former Solidarity leader said that when he meets Obama in Warsaw, he wants to tell him that the U.S. should inspire and encourage the world into positive action.
“The point is not in having the States fix problems for us or fight somewhere, no,” Walesa said. “The States should organize us, encourage us and offer programs, while we, the world, should do the rest. This kind of leadership is needed.”
Walese blew off Obama back in 2011 when he visited Poland.