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Obama Shuns Polish Anti-Communist Champion; Lech Walesa From Visiting The White House.

Lech Walesa- was once a trade-union activist. He was often arrested for speaking his mind against Communist oppression behind the Iron Curtain in Poland and for defying the Soviet Union. He was an electrician who, with no higher education, led one of the most profound freedom movements of the 20th century — Solidarity. He became president of Poland and swept in reforms, pushing the Soviet Union out of his homeland and moving the country toward a free-market economy and individual liberty. And President Obama doesn’t want him to set foot in the White House.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Polish officials requested that Walesa accept the Medal of Freedom on behalf of Jan Karski, a memb

Added: Jun-2-2012 Occurred On: Jun-1-2012
By: Jennifer Hue
Tags: Obama, Shuns Polish Anti-Communist Champion, Lech Walesa
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