April 21, 2008

WHY NOT JUST APPLY FOR STATEHOOD?:

Poland wants U.S. to be 3rd leg of its security plan (Judy Dempsey, April 21, 2008, NY Times)

Neither NATO nor the European Union can provide sufficient security to calm Poland's fears, particularly with Russia now resurgent to its east, and so the government in Warsaw wants the United States to base part of its planned antimissile system here to provide an American guarantee of safety, according to Poland's defense minister.

Wedged between Germany and Russia and wiped off the map by those countries in centuries past, Poland has long had fears for its security. After the collapse of communism, it joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in 1999 and the EU in 2004. Now, with Russia richer and more confident than in a decade, Poland seeks extra protection, said the defense minister, Bogdan Klich.


Even Tom Tankredo won't mind, since they're "white" Catholics....

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 21, 2008 1:37 PM
Comments

Of course, them suddenly being citizens would have nothing to do with it...

Posted by: Bee at April 21, 2008 2:48 PM

It's interesting to note that from the Poles' point of view being members of NATO and the EU doesn't get them anywhere in terms of security.

Posted by: ZF at April 21, 2008 3:18 PM

oj, you're better than that. Tancredo is a mild moron, but the Nazi thing is uncalled for.

Posted by: Chris at April 22, 2008 1:05 AM

As far as I'm aware, it's browns he hates, not Jews.

Posted by: oj at April 22, 2008 7:06 AM
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