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Poland has been a strong ally to the US contributing 15000 troops to the Iraq War over the past five years.
With 2000 more soldiers currently in Afghanistan.
Today I spoke with Poland polish president elect -- chance -- About how he felt when he learned of the US decision to reverse course on last year's plans for a European missile shield.
-- -- I thought that they -- 2008 deal.
I considered that to be a success.
I have worked very hard to -- -- -- the -- to make it successful hopefully I would like to be honest with you.
And -- -- just say that I did everything I could this could just finalize the deal.
I cannot say I was happy.
It was a very important -- trust the announcement came on a day which was the seventieth anniversary of Russia.
I don't think it was done intentionally so I exclude the sets a precedent imminent but it was an unfortunate coincidence yes.
Is there -- new deal for shorter range missiles to be located inside -- Well -- was.
The details and you have been not war -- -- yet.
I hope it to -- but.
What -- important and politics this time there is a certain difference between the policies of the previous government.
And the current government with regard to the missile shield.
It truly is government has no doubt whatsoever -- -- rectification -- would be started.
In congress -- -- today we would have had begun a different situation do you think Russia was emboldened.
By this decision Russia is always bolt but it -- and court.
Then it becomes even bolder.
Do you think there was a quid pro quo.
Between the missile shield not being put in.
And -- signing off on sanctions.
And here's a year's shift well I think this is broad their problems I think that -- -- it is -- will become a constructive for them to return.
Of the war hopefully I would very much to wish it to be so but being a politician.
I have to ask -- this question what this Russia's interest in this if someone so lets me get it that's.
I am -- -- failed.
I will do these but I don't see.
You can say everything -- both directions but one thing that certain about them.
They have a great literature and hit -- great politics they can do that too well.
Are you as a leader of Poland concerned about Russia.
I'm not concerned about the Russian army entering polish territory if you see in the foreseeable.
But that time will not pass.
They're hard -- -- weapons -- spoil them there are many other instruments that are being used in is very soft way.
Has something -- little on -- -- and that's what I'm concerned about the Obama administration says.
He wants to reset its relationship with Russia are you worried about this reset and how will affect you -- country.
The United States you have a right got to contact your own policy and has not think they can say about this -- and I cannot question.
But the United States like any other confident awards can be right that can be wrong.
Is it wrong so far we don't know it yet -- can play.
-- -- constructive role in the award because it is simply can't question but however the development in the Russia at the moment.
Look give an indication that this is how it will continue that this will be so.
Thank you to the polish president of that interview today well if --
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