I mean, who knew?

A daring ambush of bombs and gunfire left Poland’s ambassador pinned down in a burning vehicle today before being pulled to safety and airlifted in a rescue mission by the embattled security firm Blackwater USA. At least three people were killed, including a Polish bodyguard.
The attack — apparently well planned in one of Baghdad’s most secure neighborhoods — raised questions about whether it sought to punish Poland for its contributions to the U.S.-led military force in Iraq. But Poland’s prime minister, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, said his nation would not retreat “in the face of terrorists.”
Poland, a staunch U.S. ally, contributed combat troops to the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and has since led a multinational division south of Baghdad. About 900 Polish troops remain in the country training Iraqi personnel; 21 Poles have died during the conflict.

Bravo, Poland. And we thank you.

3 Responses to “Wow.”

  1. memomachine says:

    I know I’m not alone in admiring Poland.
    I say let’s move all the military bases in Germany to Poland. The big fear of Poland is domination by Russia.
    I say we tell Russia to go f**k itself and put bases in Poland along with mutual defense treaties outside of NATO. This way if the sissies in NATO can’t stop wetting themselves over confronting Russia then we can without their approval.
    *shrug* it’s not like we wouldn’t be doing the job anyways.

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Bravo, Poland. Bravo!

  3. Skyler says:

    We don’t give the Poles enough thanks.

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