But dragging someone as distinguised as him down (although I have to agree he shouts quite a lot when you hear him on tele), is a little cheap. He's had more awards and honours than all of us who ever was on PF combined (times 10). He lived through the Warsaw uprising and, when I read the things he's done, has meant quite a lot for Poland.
I did not drag him down, I didn't wanted to comment much on him, only provoked by Harry, who were using his decorations as a weapon in discussion.
I also think that heroes are dead, and people who are alive should earn respect by everyday conduct, not because they have been lucky to stay alive.
His behaviour and words doesn't mark him as a great distinguished person,far from it.Why should I restrain from expressing my opinion about him just because he is over eighty,well maybe he has a dementia,but then it would be a different kettle of fish .
Whatever he means a lot for Poland, I think with all due respect than I'm a better judge of that.
don't think the journalist had the intention to slander Poles. I read both interviews (and my German is pretty good, since I was born in Germany, raised (also) in German and lived there for several years) and I can't detect any hidden agenda.
Well, maybe not this time. You know what they say - once burnt twice shy
- or something like that :)