October 4th, 2004

pants

especially for lemur68ski-

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.