They went, they served!
Good enough for me.
They aren't be the first soldiers that considered combat pay as part of the
equation for going in-country - myself included.
On Wed, 17 Jan 2007 20:20:11 -0000
"Martin Votruba" <votrubam@...
> > our small homeland showed its willingness
> > to support Operation Iraq Freedom.
> It depends on whether homeland means the people or the cabinet. There
> has been a split between popular will and the (now previous)
> government's decision. According to opinion polls, a majority of the
> Slovaks opposed their country's involvement in Iraq even before
> Bratislava decided to send its troops there. Popular opposition to it
> has grown steadily since.
> At the same time, as a criminal investigation has shown, soldiers were
> bribing their superiors (at least one general was involved) in order
> to be sent to Iraq because of the high compensation.
> Little enthusiasm for Operation Iraqi Freedom as such has has been
> expressed in Bratislava. The (now previous) Dzurinda government made
> the decision at the time when the White House was deciding whether to
> allow Slovakia to join NATO, which the Dzurinda government saw as one
> of its major goals. Bratislava had been turned down during the
> preceding round of NATO enlargement.
> votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu