Saturday, April 17, 2010

OK, I'll give him this one

President Obama has canceled his trip to Poland to attend the funeral of Polish President Kaczynski.

Since most of the airports in Europe are Tango Uniform at the moment due to volcanic ash, the only alternative for Obama to get there would be to fly where he could safely land, then take land transportation to the funeral and back.  The time to do this and the disruption of life for everyone along the route because of security make this idea a non-starter.

So I won't criticize the President on this one.  Hopefully once air travel returns to normal in Poland, he will take an opportunity to mend fences with a staunch ally and go to Poland to pay his respects.

1 comment:

bluesun said...

I doubt that he'll go now. He just had a great excuse not to, and by the time all the dust has blown off there will be something else to occupy the public's imagination.

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