Friday, April 9, 2010

Obama Snubs A Cold War Hero

Vaclav Havel is a hero of the cold war who spent several years in prison for his advocacy of democracy and freedom.

From Gateway Pundit:
In 1977, his involvement with the human rights manifesto Charter 77 brought him international fame as the leader of the opposition in Czechoslovakia; it also led to his imprisonment. His political activities resulted in multiple stays in prison, the longest being four years under the communist regime. The 1989 “Velvet Revolution” launched Havel into the presidency. In this role he led Czechoslovakia and later the Czech Republic to multi-party democracy.

However, he had some uncomplimentary things to say about President Obama last year.

From FP:
Question: How, as president, do you decide when these small compromises are worth it and when they might lead to something more dangerous?
ned the opinion of our government. I gave him this book, and he thanked me for it.”

This was unbelievable! Why did they feel the need to explain their point of view to the leader of such a small nation? Because they respect it when someone is standing his ground, when someone is not afraid of them. When someone soils his pants prematurely, then they do not respect you more for it.

President Obama has repaid Vaclav Havel by snubbing him at the signing of the START II nuclear arms reduction treaty in his home country.

USA Today
Europe’s most famous Cold War warrior and former communist political prisoner was excluded from a ceremony yesterday where Russia and the U.S. took steps toward world peace.

1 comment:

LifeoftheMind said...

Vaclav Havel is the real deal.

Unlike the faux rebels of today's Left he was a true cutting edge rebel. He also visited CBGBs in NY.

The Czechs should have refused to let the Russians rub their faces with this display of triumphalism after Obama betrayed them over the ABM radar system. They should have humiliated Obama and Medvedev with a millions throwing eggs and rotten tomatoes, if not tearing them apart.