Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by Annie, Feb 9, 2005.
thats all well and good George but make sure it comes out of some other country's foreign aid fund that hasnt been so kind to us, such as say France or Germany. I dont want to be stuck with the bill to modernize the Polish Army. We cant even get some of our military divisions up to snuff.
Bottomline, im glad they are rewarded but dont spend anymore moeny rewarding them. Just give them someone elses allowance.
Bottom line, they want to keep the coalition together. I say reward our friends, penalize our enemies-monetarily, by trade, and by diplomacy. IMO
Of course, the Dems are falling all over themselves, with help from AP:
Poland is a great example of what we've done right and what we're doing right in Iraq. During the Cold War, most of the left had conceded that the Soviet Union would always be around and that we should just stay out of their way. However, Reagan pushed Gorbechov to knock down the wall. Now that Poland's free, and much of its infastructure says, "Sponsered in part by the U.S." they have demostrated themselves as a loyal and valuable ally. They have the fourth largest military presense in Iraq following 1. The U.S. 2. Iraq and 3. The U.K.
I agree about Poland. Remember that until they were placed under the thumb of the Germans and then the Soviets, the Polish had a stable, liberal Democracy and was allied with the other Democracies prior to WWII. Liberty is in their blood!
How about moving your military from Germany and into Poland.Be a direct message to the Germans and also a long term help to the Poles.American forces could hold joint exercises then with the Poles to bring them upto scratch.
Good News.The knock on effect will be enormous. We (The Brits) pulled out of Dortmund a few years ago, just north of Frankfurt and immidiatly lots of bars and restraunts had to close.If the bulk of the American forces in Germany pulls out it will be a massive blow to the Germans and an enormous lift to the eastern european countries.
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