Joy and optimism in light of a new US President

Foundation for European Studies - European Institute
Radek Sikorski, Poland’s Foreign Minister, hailed Barack Obama’s election victory as “a joyful moment” and “a renewal of faith of Americans in their national mythology.”[1]
The Minister went on to predict “great” relations between Poland and the U.S, and described Obama as a “charismatic” and “unbelievably intelligent” man. Sikorski was instrumental in signing the missile defense deal with America earlier this year, a project that Obama also backed, provided that the system was not directed at Russia.
Poland’s Foreign Minister has rather intimate relations with the U.S, as his wife, distinguished historian Anne Applebaum, is herself an American citizen.

[1] Source: Cracow Life, 7 November 2008.