Friday, March 19, 2004

Coalition of the less-willing every day

Spain's rejection of the war in Iraq in favour of actually fighting terrorism seems to be having an effect on the "coalition of the willing". Spain is planning to withdraw its troops, Honduras won't replace theirs, and now even "New Europe" is looking decidedly iffy:

[Polish] President Aleksander Kwasniewski, a key Washington ally, said Thursday he may withdraw troops early from Iraq and that Poland was "misled" about the threat of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction.

Quick! Polish appeasement!

Update: South Korea isn't willing to die for Halliburton either. Like us, they want to build schools, not keep people under the thumb, so they don't want to go anywhere dangerous.