23 October 2007
Polish troops to leave Iraq
Following their surprise win in Sunday's election, the right-wing Civic Platform has pledged to dump Iraq in America's lap by withdrawing their remaining troops from the country next year.
Although the few hundred remaining Polish troops cannot effect the military outcome one way or the other, their retreat will hearten the guerrillas as one more of Iraq's enemies is forced to leave the field.
It sends a signal to all Iraqis that the occupiers can be outlasted and forced to withdraw in disgrace.