Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

Polish forces are coming across Iraqi soldiers in civilian dress, too.

Unit commander Col. Roman Polko, reporting in Warsaw on his soldiers' activities, said they came across many Iraqis who appeared to be civilians.

"It often turns out that this is not the case," Polko told a news conference. He did not elaborate.

Polko refused to give details of GROM activities in Iraq, saying the troops' safety demanded secrecy about their location and engagements.

He said GROM members were among Polish troops who secured oil platforms on land and sea near the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr - an action revealed by U.S. President George W. Bush last week and praised by U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

Polko said he believed that the U.S.-led campaign in Iraq was going according to plan and that what some might perceive as slow progress was due to an effort to minimize civilian casualties.

"The coalition's aim is not to lead to any unnecessary losses, own or among civilians," he said

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