Poland: The Vision Thing

Could George Bush imagine, even six months ago, that there would be a non- Communist government in Eastern Europe during his lifetime, much less his presidency? Probably not. Then why is his response so lukewarm to an ideological victory that his predecessors, from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan, could only dream about?

The Administration is offering $119 million in aid to Poland's Solidarity- led government -- not a penny more than it was prepared to give the Communists who locked up Lech Walesa a few years ago. In contrast, U.S. aid to Israel this year will total $3 billion, and to...

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