Forked tongue strikes again
Apparently Kerry's come up with the genius position that our "coalition of the bribed" hasn't been bribed enough. Cherenkoff quotes a Polish-American newspaper's interview:
Kerry: "America must give its allies a stake in stabilizing Iraq. The best way to achieve that is through binding their interests with the peaceful future of that country. On the economic front this will mean granting true and tried friends - like Poland - a share in the multi-billion dollar reconstruction contracts, in a share proportional to Poland's contribution to the Coalition. I assure you that just as Poland was treated as an equal with other members of the Coalition, so she will be an equal partner in the task of rebuilding Iraq."
"Poland is playing a significant role in the Coalition and I fully appreciate the contribution of Polish units in Iraq... Poland showed courage when she joined American and allied forces in Iraq. My countrymen are grateful for that and I myself will also never forget that."
So... apparently Kerry thinks we payed off Poland and it's bad: "coalition of the coerced and the bribed." But now we're supposed to pay them off with contracts, and it's good. "Poland is playing a significant role," but wasn't earlier, when they were merely "window dressing" and weren't a "real coalition."
How does this come even close to a coherent set of statements? I think flipper's back up to his old tricks...