Just like thousands of others (Yes Delphi, don't forget to mention that Jaro was not among them) they were never really such deadly enemies, If they had been, Wałęsa would have been dead long time ago... Jaruzelski became a President largely thanks to Wałęsa and vice versa.
Indeed, one of Walesa's greatest triumphs was to manage to get Jaruzelski into the Presidency when Solidarity was already breaking into factions. We know now that he didn't have to - but at the time, the news reports make it pretty clear that Jaruzelski held immense influence/power among the security forces and could use it.
I get the picture that as a General this guy was honoured ect among Poles.
Up until the declaration of martial law, he was one of the most popular people in the country. There's quite a few sources which make it clear that him, as a "military" man - was far more trusted than the civilian Communist leaders. The army was also one of the most trusted institutions in the country pre December 1981.
I've got a feeling that you foreigners way too often base your views of Polish affairs on opinion of your few Polish buddies.
Nope. Mine is based upon reading as much as possible from as many sources as possible. Jaruzelski was a Polish patriot when the country needed him to be, in 1989. Up until then, he was nothing but a puppet from Moscow - but in that critical hour, he did the right job and oversaw the peaceful transition to democracy. Don't forget that in May 1989, there were still 2 million plus Poles who owed their position to the system.
Also, for his alleged role of an informer for communist secret services in 1940s.
Something happened while he was in the USSR - no-one knows what, but when he returned to Poland, he was quite clearly being groomed for the top job all along. Quite clearly, he was Moscow's man all along.