"It's sad that a Senator with twenty years of experience does not appreciate Polish sacrifice... I don't think it's a question of ignorance. One thing has to be said very clearly: this Coalition is not just the United States, Great Britain and Australia, but there's also contribution of Polish, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Spanish soldiers who died in Iraq. It's immoral to not see this involvement we undertook because we believe that we have to fight terrorism together, that we need to show international solidarity, that Saddam Hussein is a danger to the world.
"From such a perspective, you can say we are disappointed that our stance and the sacrifice of our soldiers is so marginalised. I blame it on electioneering - and a message, indirectly expressed by Senator Kerry - that he thinks more of a coalition that would put the United States together with France and Germany, that is those who in the matter of Iraq said 'no'.
"President Bush is behaving like a true Texan gentleman - he's fighting for the recognition of other countries' contribution in the Coalition."
Below are the countries who have volunteered combat troops from their nations in the Global War On Terrorism: (Plus a Multitude of other countries who are providing direct support without combat soldiers..but the support is Critial for the War!)
United States: 138,000 United Kingdom: 9,000 Italy: 3,000 Poland: 2,400 Ukraine: 1,576 Netherlands: 1,400 Romania: 700 South Korea: 660; additional 3,000 troops being sent to northern Iraq Denmark: 500 Japan: 500 Bulgaria: 480 El Salvador: 380 Australia: 300 Hungary: 300 Mongolia: 173 Azerbaijan: 151 Georgia: 150 Portugal: 120 Latvia: 116 Slovakia: 105 Czech Republic: 90 Lithuania: 90 Albania: 71 New Zealand: 60 Estonia: 45 Kingdom of Tonga: 44 Macedonia: 35 Kazakhstan: 27 Moldova: 12
Senator Kerry Mocked these countries because of the numbers of soldiers they sent. The important factor in any coalition is not the number of soldiers involved, but the fact that an entire country is taking a stand and supporting the War Against Terror, the best they can. And supplying even One Soldier, is a Noble Thing..and that's what it is all about at the end. Senator Kerry, of course, cannot fathom such a concept. For him, there are only two countries that make a "coalition, and that is France and Germany. How pathetic.
So, Kerry is going to bring in all these new allies, huh? Well, so far, all his European friends have said they aren't coming in no matter who wins the election, and he has insulted and denigrated the allies we have. I wouldn't be surprised if many of them pull out if Kerry wins. Would you fight alongside a man who called you "a coalition of the bribed and coerced?"