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Old Mar 18th, 2004, 12:46 PM        AND THE "NEW EUROPE" COALITION BEGINS TO CRUMBLE..
First Spain, now Poland. Whatever happened to team work????

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...s_040318165536

Poland 'taken for a ride' over Iraq's WMD: President
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WARSAW (AFP) - In a first sign of official criticism in Poland of the US-led invasion of Iraq (news - web sites), President Aleksander Kwasniewski said that his country had been "taken for a ride" about the alleged existence of weapons of mass destruction in the strife-torn country.


"That they deceived us about the weapons of mass destruction, that's true. We were taken for a ride," Kwasniewski said Thursday.


He argued however that it made no sense to pull US-led coalition troops out of Iraq.


His comments marked the first time Poland has publicly criticized Washington's argument for invading Iraq and for winning support from Poland and other European allies such as Britain and Spain.


Poland heads up a 9,000-strong multinational force patrolling a swathe of Iraq south of Baghdad.


Warsaw itself has the fourth-largest contingent in the coalition, with around 2,500 soldiers.


Kwasniewski was speaking days after the prime minister-elect of Spain, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, said Madrid would withdraw its 1,300 soldiers from the Polish-led contingent by June 30, unless the United Nations (news - web sites) took over administration of Iraq.


The Polish head of state questioned the wisdom of pulling foreign troops from the strife-torn country saying such a move could have a counter effect.


"What would be the point of pulling the troops if it meant a return to war, ethnic cleansing and conflict in neighboring countries," he told a group of visiting French journalists.


"If we protest against the United States' dominant role in world politics and we withdraw our troops knowing they will be replaced by US soldiers, what would be the point of such a move?" he questioned.


He said he was disappointed by the new Spanish government's threat to withdraw its 1,300 soldiers.


"We cannot alter our mission to stabilize Iraq to one to destabilize the country," he said.


"Passiveness will lead us nowhere," he added.
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Old Mar 18th, 2004, 02:33 PM       
Yeah, I thought some other countries might be kind of irritated over this.

Of course, if they vote out leaders who went along with W, then they're just bowing to terrorist pressure. In fact, if you do anything other than the will of W you're bowing to terrorist pressure. And that's pretty much the same as being a terrorist, right? Man, we need to do some serious regime change in Spain. That oughta put the fear of god into those damn Poles.
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