November 26, 2005
ONLY DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTS [AND NIXON] WOULD HAVE NUKED THE POLES THOUGH:
Russian sacrifice: Poland (Graham Bowley, 11/25/05, International Herald Tribune)
In a early test of its relations with Russia, Poland's new government opened up on Friday previously sealed Warsaw Pact military archives, including a 1979 map showing Soviet plans to sacrifice Poland in the event of nuclear war with the West. [...]
[T]he opening up of the archives now - a decade and a half after independence and 19 months after joining the European Union - reflects the new government's attempt to play to its more conservative, anti-Russian supporters and to underline Poland's break with its Communist past.
"This government wants to end the post-Communist period," said Radoslaw Sikorski, the defense minister. "It is crucial to educating the public in the way that Poland was kept as an unwilling ally in the Cold War. It is important for people to know who was the hero and who was the villain."
It's revealing that the Left still sees Poland as the villain of the piece.. Posted by Orrin Judd at November 26, 2005 10:17 AM