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2003-09-23 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Influx of Polish troops prompts Iraqis to view US in a kinder light
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Posted by . 2003-09-23 5:33:53 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6487 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 "The Americans and British bring great civilisations wherever they go, but the Polish? They haven’t even got one of their own yet"

If the Germans, Austrians and Russians had ever left them alone for a while they might have rivaled the ... Germans, Austrians and Russians.
Posted by Steve White  2003-9-23 6:10:23 PM||   2003-9-23 6:10:23 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 Wait till the Turks get there... they'll long for the Poles and their money.
Posted by Shipman 2003-9-23 6:32:48 PM||   2003-9-23 6:32:48 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 This guy demands to be repressed by the varsity. I never would have anticipated that sentiment.

I'll buy the British as a comparitively grat civilization, but when the guy slimes the Poles as culturally inferior to the US. We need to get him a cable package so he can reevaluate that particular misconception. Make him watch a Polish ballet and then the MTV music video awards back to back. He'ld be seeing the light.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-9-23 6:49:56 PM||   2003-9-23 6:49:56 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 "The Poles don’t socialise - they just go around on patrol"

Perhaps that mortar attack on their base might have had something to do with it. It's true the Poles are green when it comes to outings like this. They've been a part of NATO for only a short while. That's probably why they are there, to get the experience. Frightened? I don't think so.
Hey, I'm glad they see something good in Americans. Now I hope they'll pass this sentiment on to their friends, neighbours, and their kids.
Posted by Rafael 2003-9-23 7:28:02 PM||   2003-9-23 7:28:02 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 The Poles might be able, in the long run, to relate better to the Iraqis on a personal level given time. After all, they were also repressed for several decades by a brutal, corrupt and backwards system of government that left their infrastructure in tatters. They might be able to apply the lessons learned rebuilding their own country and save the Iraqis the trouble of learning them firsthand.
Posted by Dar  2003-9-23 8:24:00 PM|| []  2003-9-23 8:24:00 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 Super Hose,

comparing ballet from one country and a music video from another?
apple vs orange...

whats wrong with comparing bellet from one country and bellet from another.

or a polish rock music video with an american one

you know.. apple to apple

or better yet, lets compare the world wide market values of various culture icons, a biggest dollar maker wins kinda thing..

culture-dead america is a fabrication...
Posted by Dcreeper 2003-9-23 11:07:26 PM||   2003-9-23 11:07:26 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 The Poles are on the steep edge of the learning curve. No one could expect them to be taking to this sort of situation like ducks to water. They'll learn the ropes soon enough, and to begin with it's probably better that they're seen to be erring on the cautious side rather than appearing to be more aggressive than necessary. Frightened Poles?! That dosen't sound very likely to me.
Posted by Bulldog  2003-9-24 7:45:48 AM||   2003-9-24 7:45:48 AM|| Front Page Top

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