Poland is planning to withdraw its troops from Iraq in the coming months, dealing another blow to the US-led coalition forces there.In addition, Honduras and Nicaragua are leaving, although a state department spokesman declared El Salvador was "holding fast," while Albania is planning to beef up its contingent of 71 non-combat troops in the city of Mosul.
The revelation yesterday by a senior government adviser that Poland's 2,500 soldiers would leave Iraq comes just a day after the new Spanish Prime Minister, Mr José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, announced the pull-out of Spanish troops "as soon as possible".
My, what a great coalition of allies our president has assembled. And don’t forget Poland. Actually I guess we can.
For more on the role of Poland and our other "allies" please check out the story by Jerome Armstrong