"Gary Yngve" <gary@...
> wrote in message news:<ckbvvk$2a5
> It's 33 countries. I was wondering what some of those countries
> Here's a partial list:http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/md.html
> Banana republics:
> El Salvador
> Dominican Republic
> ex-Eastern Bloc:
> Czech Republic
> ex-Soviet republics:
> Moldova (officially the poorest country in Europe:
> What do these coalition members do?
> Thailand sent 443 personnel to help with the reconstruction. And a
> cargo plane.
> Not sure quite what Bulgaria does.
> South Korea is apparently in the Iraq coalition but the webpage
> says what they are doing for Afghanistan. My bad, I forgot: Iraq
> connected to 9-11 and Al Qaeda and Saddam was going to give
> WMDs. Oh yeah, and you're either with us and against us. And the
> will be attacked by terrorists if Kerry becomes President.http://www.centcom.mil/Operations/Coalition/Coalition_pages/republico
> Slovakia dispatched to liason officers to Central Command and is
> allowing flyover and landing rights. They're doing a lot.
> It is important to note that in the first Gulf War, we had many
> nations on our coalition: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE, Turkey,
> Syria, Egypt, Morocco, etc. None of these are with us now.
> Conspicuously absent from our current coalition (and who were
> in our old coalition): France and Germany.
> My personal opinion is that many of these countries are in the
> solely from coersion or bribery. And some of the countries have
> seemingly no role other than to make Bush's coalition stats bigger.