Here is what Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski had to say:
- "It is sad that a senator with 20 years of experience underestimates Polish sacrifice, this is sad. I do not think this was out of ignorance. There is one thing which should be stated clearly: this coalition is not just the United States, Great Britain, Australia alone; it also involves participation of Polish, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Spanish soldiers who have died. It is immoral not to recognize the involvement we contributed based on our conviction that there should be unity in fighting terrorism, that there was a need to display international solidarity and that Saddam Hussein was a dangerous individual of this world. President Bush acted like a real Texan gentleman, he made sure to show appreciation for other countries' involvement in the coalition."
Well said, President Kwasniewski.