“To put it plainly, on Obama’s list of priorities, Poland is obviously lower than whale sh*t”

Conversations with Poles reveal that they feel as if President Obama values his “re-set” in relations with Moscow more than relations with Warsaw.

“To put it plainly, on Obama’s list of priorities, Poland is obviously lower than whale shit,” said one Polish defense industry official. “We are further down that list than that stuff laying at the bottom of the ocean.”…

“When Obama first came into office, the opinion polls about Polish impressions of the U.S. were 70-plus percent favorable,” said the Polish defense industry official. “But with all that has happened this figure is now somewhere in the mid-30s range.”

“Another equally serious problem is how Poland feels that it has not been recognized for its contribution to coalition operations [in Iraq and Afghanistan],” the defense industry official added. “We came along to stand with the US, we spilled our blood, but when it came to contracts for rebuilding Iraq they all went to US and British companies—we got nothing.”