Aleksander Kwasniewski Quotes
Aleksander Kwa?niewski (Polish pronunciation: [al??ksand?r kfa????fsk?i]; born 15 November 1954) is a Polish politician and journalist. He served as the President of Poland from 1995 to 2005. He was born in Bia?ogard, and during communist rule he was active in the Socialist Union of Polish Students and was the Minister for Sport in the communist government in the 1980s. After the fall of communism he became a leader of the left-wing Social Democracy of the Republic of Poland, successor to the former ruling Polish United Workers' Party, and a co-founder of the Democratic Left Alliance
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To be in the EU, it means to have same rules of... for economy, for social life, to be together in the majority of European countries.
Technology should be an important ingredient. It may be and should be a tool for social development.
I personally think that today, Iraq without Saddam Hussein is a truly better Iraq than with Saddam Hussein, but naturally I also feel uncomfortable due to the fact that we were misled with the information on weapons of mass destruction.
And we want to develop our strategy to partnership and friendship with the United States, which is connected with a very rich history but what is very important for our future.
There is simply no room for anti-Semitism in a democratic and law-abiding state.
And still the time, especially in the economy, is very tough, very difficult. It's necessary to be active still, to work, to fight, to make our economy more competitive.
And I think to be in NATO for the countries of our region, it means more guarantees for us, it means more responsibility for our common security, but it means fulfillment of all standards of civilized world, like protection of human rights and democratic mechanisms.
We're in a place where no words can tell the truth about what happened... But they have to. This was hell on earth.
Every man is responsible only for his own acts. The sons do not inherit the sins of the fathers. But can we say: that was long ago, they were different?
We all live in a free Poland, and there would be no free Poland without you, Twenty-five years ago, I did not stand on the same side together with you, but today I have no doubts that it was your vision of Poland which led us in the right direction.
My message to the Americans, to the American President, is that I am coming from Poland, which is in good shape; it is much different than ten years ago when last state visit from Poland was here in the United States.
So I think that is from the European perspective, for the European future, this engagement can be one of the most important and effective decisions in the last 50 years maybe.
In my opinion, terrorism is a question which is not a short- term problem for all of us. It is a long-term fight. And NATO can play, and will play, a very crucial role in this struggle.