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    The election of a new party as the majority in the Parliament could result in quick withdraw of 900 Polish military members from Iraq. Anyone around with better info then the US news sights I've looked at?

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1193...googlenews_wsj

    With more than 90% of votes in Sunday's parliamentary ballot counted, results showed Civic Platform beating Mr. Kaczynski's Law and Justice Party by nearly 10 percentage points, putting the party in a position to form a government with its preferred partner, the moderate Polish Peasants Party.
    President Lech Kaczynski now must ask Civic Platform leader Donald Tusk to form a government, Mr. Zdrojewski said. Mr. Tusk's party has pledged to spur more economic growth with lower taxes, less bureaucracy and more privatization. In foreign affairs, Mr. Tusk wants to repair the strained ties with the EU and keep up a strong friendship with the U.S. -- though he does advocate a quick withdrawal of Poland's 900 troops from Iraq.
    “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
    “To talk of many things:
    Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
    Of cabbages—and kings—
    And why the sea is boiling hot—
    And whether pigs have wings.”
    ― Lewis Carroll

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    Originally posted by Combatengineer View Post
    The election of a new party as the majority in the Parliament could result in quick withdraw of 900 Polish military members from Iraq. Anyone around with better info then the US news sights I've looked at?
    According to the news I have got, the mission of the Poles in Iraq is completed and their new government wants to bring them home.
    "The secret of war lies in the communications" - Napoleon Bonaparte

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      It's pretty ironic how things are headed geopolitically for the United States, For example France is now arguably are strongest ally on the Continent.

      So much for "Old Europe"!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kevin23 View Post
        It's pretty ironic how things are headed geopolitically for the United States, For example France is now arguably are strongest ally on the Continent.

        So much for "Old Europe"!
        Well, not the first time, Lafayette helped the Colonies a whole lot at one time.
        "If you are right, then you are right even if everyone says you are wrong. If you are wrong then you are wrong even if everyone says you are right." William Penn.

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        • #5
          More info on possible Polish actions once the new government is in office:

          http://www.washingtontimes.com/artic...110260058/1003

          The election of a centrist party to power in Poland this week will lead to a pullout of troops from Iraq and halt negotiations on a U.S.-proposed missile shield in Europe, politicians and analysts predicted.

          Donald Tusk, leader of the Civic Platform (PO) party and prime minister-designate, has already signaled such moves are likely.
          “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
          “To talk of many things:
          Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
          Of cabbages—and kings—
          And why the sea is boiling hot—
          And whether pigs have wings.”
          ― Lewis Carroll

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