Published On: Mon, Feb 17th, 2014

Lech Walesa ‘disillusioned’ with President Obama, US ‘no longer leads the world morally and politically’

The famous former president of Poland and opponent of communism

Speaking with Newsmax in a Feb. 16 interview, Lech Walesa asserts that Obama “wasn’t ready” to take on the task of leading the world’s most dominant superpower.

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“Personally, I feel that two politicians disillusioned me the most — myself and President Obama. I prefer to skip talking about myself, but let’s discuss why Obama has been such a disappointment.

“When he was elected, everyone hoped and expected that he would reform not only the United States but also the rest of the world. But he failed to implement any constructive reforms. Moreover, it seems like perhaps he doesn’t even care if America is still perceived as the superpower it once was.”

He added, with tongue slightly in cheek: “If that’s the case and if the U.S. doesn’t really want to be a superpower anymore, I’d say let Poland take over that leadership and we’d take care of the rest. I promise you, we’d know what to do.”

Walesa was asked if the world has lost faith in America.

“The United States still holds the military leadership in the world, no question about it. But economically, I think you’re much weaker. Most importantly, I think the United States no longer leads the world morally and politically. They lost that power after getting involved in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

“So it’s unsettling not to have the same world leadership anymore. We’re quite fortunate we haven’t faced any major international crisis so far, because who would defend us?

“We need a better organization to protect us, should those dangerous times ever come. And the responsibility of the United States as a superpower is to create those programs and solutions that would make the world a safer place. That doesn’t mean to finance them but rather to use brainpower to initiate them and move them forward.”

Check out the full interview HERE

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