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especially for lemur68ski- [Oct. 4th, 2004|08:40 pm]
Just me.
someone had this domain registered and had a barebones site up a day after the US Presidental debate:

http://www.youforgotpoland.com/

Then today, I see this:
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20041004/wl_mideast_afp/iraq_poland_troops_041004215232

Poland said that it aims to withdraw all of its 2,500 troops from Iraq during the course of next year, a major disappointment for Washington which sees Warsaw as one of its staunchest allies in Iraq.

Whoops.

Poland will not be mocked (this means you, Jon Stewart!)

One site I found suggested that Italy had more troops in Iraq (3000, as opposed to Poland's 2460) than Poland- why didn't Bush bring up Italy instead of Poland? Other than Kasimir Pulaski (thank you, Big Black), I don't usually associate Poland with military strength, whereas Italy has Mussolini and all those Roman guys.
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[User Picture]From: orobouros
2004-10-04 08:37 pm (UTC)
I've been waiting for Bush to blame Kerry for Poland's decision to withdraw it's troops. Obviously they must have been offended by Kerry forgetting them.
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[User Picture]From: li_kao
2004-10-04 08:39 pm (UTC)
Is it any coincidence that Pope John Paul II is Polish?

I think not.

Italy (a suburb of Vatican City) and Poland are essentially the same country.
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[User Picture]From: li_kao
2004-10-05 11:14 am (UTC)

Independent confirmation!


It must now be considered fact.
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[User Picture]From: lemur68
2004-10-04 10:56 pm (UTC)
This Polack takes exception to being lumped in with the Wops.
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[User Picture]From: li_kao
2004-10-05 11:15 am (UTC)
Imagine how the Wops feel.

I'm going to refrain from making any kielbasa jokes.

For now.
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[User Picture]From: colvincd
2004-10-05 12:24 am (UTC)
Hey, Poland did have one of the largest land empire in Europe...in like the 16th Century...which they shared with Lithuania.

I think Lech Walsea put it best. To paraphrase, much of Poland's history (the last 400 years) has consisted of being a hostel for German and Russian Soldiers.
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[User Picture]From: repoman
2004-10-05 11:02 am (UTC)
If Bush wins the election, I hope he goes on TV and says "see, don't forget Poland!"
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