You'd be surprised.

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Poland, our new ally.

This is a really great article. If you have the chance I suggest you read the whole thing.

MSNBC - For Poles, the choice was easy: "Poland is in control of a large chunk of Iraq, becoming the third country after the U.S. and Britain to accept official responsibility as an occupying force."

> These guys really are great. During the war they sent their own special forces soldiers in to do some dirty work, while keeping it very quiet on the homefront. However, they openly and staunchly supported the U.S. Thanks Poland!

"The Polish political class sees the country's future as resting on two pillars: on a close relationship with the U.S. and the [EU's] Nice treaty, which guarantees Poland almost the same voice in European affairs as France or Germany," says Kai Olaf Lang, a specialist on Central and Eastern Europe at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. "Poles view the U.S. as the only realistic guarantee against something go wrong in Russia. The Nice treaty, on the other hand, as their way of preventing Germany and France from controlling Europe."

> Once again, Poland is thinking with their heads and not with their... hearts. Like France. France is gay. Did I say gay? Sorry. I mean really gay. I don't necessarily think everyone in France is gay, but I think most of them are. I especially believe that French govt sucks the big one, if you know what I mean.

Poland on the other hand, is not gay.

and finally:

"also the feeling that in security policy, Europe still is a promise. The U.S. is reality.”

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