Thank you Poland.....................The dhimmicrats may insist you don't exist, but don't be fooled. America loves you and respects your commitment and loyalty. Cheers to the Coaltion!!
Poland Extends Iraq Mission Through 2006
VANESSA GERA, Associated Press Writer
Thu Dec 29, 3:00 PM ET
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's president said Thursday that he has approved extending the country's military mission in Iraq for another year.
Lech Kaczynski decided "to extend the duration of the mission" through Dec. 31, 2006, reversing a decision by Poland's last government to bring the troops home within weeks, his office said in a brief statement.Hat tip Jordan
And mind you, it can't be easy.
The rival in a widening game of pipelines and corporate strategy is Russia and its empire of energy resources. Ninety percent of Poland's oil and much of its natural gas flow from Russia. Such equations are distressing for Poles as they rise in stature in the West while remaining in many ways subject to the political and economic whims of their past oppressor.
"Russia is exploiting its control of oil and gas as part of its foreign policy," said Jerzy Marek Nowakowski, a former national security advisor. "This is an extremely dangerous political instrument. Oil and gas are more effective for Russia today than its nuclear weapons were during communist times." More here
And we know who Russia is backing............