It’s great: A statue was unveiled in Warsaw – by none other than former Polish President Lech Walesa! Who?
Certainly not Leonid Brezhnev (nor Chancellor Merkel, either!) was honored! It was former President Ronald W. Reagan!
Here’s the article with a great photograph! I can’t wait to see it!
“What happened seemed impossible or unthinkable. The older generations still remember,” the Nobel Peace laureate said.
“In Poland, we had more than 200,000 Soviet soldiers. Across Europe, there were more than a million, as well as nuclear weapons. Major changes without a nuclear conflict seemed unlikely,” he added.
Reagan, who was president from 1981 to 1989, is celebrated in former Soviet satellite states for a tough line credited with having hastened the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Now, it’s WAY, WAY past time for the Academy of Motion Picture Acts and Sciences to honor the one former President among its numbers: Ronald Reagan. There’s no chance if Reagan had remained a liberal Democrat he’d would have not been awarded a honorary Oscar(tm). It’s way past time to do it!