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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 12:17 PM
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Obama to make his first trip to Poland in May
Source: Associated Press

1:02 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2011
Obama to make his first trip to Poland in May
By BEN FELLER
The Associated Press

SANTIAGO, Chile President Barack Obama will travel to Poland in May, his first trip there as president.

Obama's visit will be part of a larger European trip May 23-28 that includes a state visit to Britain, an economic summit in France and a stop in Ireland.

Obama had planned to go to Poland last year to attend the funeral of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, Maria, who were killed in a plane crash. However, the trip was canceled due to safety concerns over a massive volcanic ash cloud over much of Europe.

Obama is currently traveling in Latin America, his first foreign trip of the year.



Read more: http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/obama-to-make-his-...




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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 12:58 PM
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1. Maybe he'll give a speech at the rendition site.
Poland admits role in CIA rendition programme.

The Polish authorities have for the first time admitted their involvement in the CIA's secret programme for the rendition of high-level terrorist suspects from Iraq and Afghanistan, it emerged today.

After years of stonewalling, Warsaw's air control service confirmed that at least six CIA flights had landed at a disused military air base in northern Poland in 2003.

"It is time for the authorities to provide a full accounting of Poland's role in rendition," Adam Bodnar, of the Warsaw-based Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, said.

"These flight records reinforce the troubling findings of official European inquiries and global human rights groups, showing complicity with CIA abuse across Europe."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/feb/22/poland-cia-...
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 01:59 PM
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2. First means there should be a second. An optimist.
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