Apparently Walesa’s union brethren were not thrilled either: Andrzej Adamczyk, head of Solidarity’s international department, issued a statement clearly distancing the union from the Walesa-Romney love fest:
“NSZZ ‘Solidarnosc’ is in no way involved in the organization of this meeting nor had the initiative to invite Mitt Romney to Poland. Regretfully, we have learned from our friends in the American trade union central AFL-CIO representing over 12 million workers about Mitt Romney’s support for the attacks against trade unions and labor rights. In this respect, I wish to express, on behalf of the President of NSZZ ‘Solidarnosc’ Piotr Duda, our solidarity with American workers and trade unions. NSZZ ‘Solidarnosc’ will always support the AFL-CIO in their struggle for the right of workers to organize and bargain collectively.”
Mr Walesa has apparently gone weird in his old age.