Polish government irked at disclosure of troop activity
- The following article appeared on page A10 of the Friday, 28 march 2003
edition of the Arizona Republic and is credited only to wire services.
Did they really think the GROM's security would be compromised by such
a report? I think not. It seems that unlike many other lackeys of
imperialism, the Polish government has some shame about it. Unpopularity
of such activity back in Poland, perhaps, or shades of 1939.
POLES DON'T WANT WORK IN IRAQ TO BE PUBLICIZED
Warsaw, Poland--Poland's defense minister scolded President Bush and Defense
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Thursday for publicly describing the actions of
Polish commandos in Iraq, saying the U.S. leaders shouldn't use the troops
Bush on Wednesday told U.S. troops at the Army's Central Command in Florida
that Polish troops had secured an Iraqi oil platform in the Persian Gulf,
while Rumsfeld praised the Poles' professionalism.
But Jerzy Szmajdzinski said the country's troops in Iraq include members of
the elite GROM commando special forces unit and said Warsaw doesn't want
information about its military activities discussed.