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Monday, October 04, 2004

Poland announces plans to withdraw from Iraq

Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski announced today he plans to withdraw all 2,500 of Poland's troops from Iraq next year.

Kwasniewski's name was featured prominently in last week's presidential debate when George W. Bush said, "My opponent [says] we didn't have any allies in this war? What's he say to Tony Blair? What's he say to Alexander Kwasniewski of Poland? I mean, you can't expect to build an alliance when you denigrate the contributions of those who are serving side by side with American troops in Iraq."

According to a recent poll, more than 70 percent of Polish citizens are opposed to their country's presence in Iraq. Seventeen Polish nationals have been killed since the war began.


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