Poland: Freedom Fallout

The U.S. considers a gesture

Dishonesty ... astonishing." The angry words of the Polish government's chief spokesman, Jerzy Urban, last week were aimed at the U.S., not for what it had done but for what it had failed to do. What infuriated Urban was Washington's apparent initial tepid response to Warsaw's sweeping amnesty for 652 political prisoners. To Premier General Wojciech Jaruzelski's regime, the amnesty clearly lived up to Washington's conditions for lifting an array of painful economic sanctions imposed after Poland declared martial law in 1981. But the Reagan Administration...

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