30 minutes ago
Wednesday, September 29, 2004
The big lie seems to be that we are in Iraq all by ourselves. Here's a list that was compiled by the Candian Broadcasting Corporation. We are not there alone by a long shot.
United Kingdom: 9,000 soldiers Italy: 3,000 soldiers, some serving as police and engineers Poland: 2,400 soldiers Ukraine: 1,600 soldiers Netherlands: 1,100 soldiers plus a logistics team, a field hospital, military police and 200 engineers Japan: 1,100 soldiers assigned to reconstruction Australia: 800 soldiers Romania: 700 soldiers plus 149 de-mining specialists, military police and "special intelligence" members South Korea: 600 military engineers and medics Bulgaria: 480 soldiers plus chemical warfare experts Thailand: 440 soldiers assigned to humanitarian missions Denmark: 420 soldiers including medics and military police El Salvador: 360 soldiers Hungary: 300 soldiers Norway: 179 soldiers, mostly engineers and mine clearers Mongolia: 160 soldiers involved in peacekeeping Azerbaijan: 150 soldiers taking part in law enforcement and protection of historic monuments Portugal: 125 soldiers functioning as police officers Latvia: 120 soldiers Lithuania: 115 soldiers Slovakia: 102 soldiers Czech Republic: 80 soldiers, serving as police Philippines: 80 soldiers plus police and medics Albania: 70 non-combat troops Georgia: 70 soldiers New Zealand: 60 army engineers assigned to reconstruction (expected to leave in Sept. 2004) Moldova: 50 soldiers including de-mining specialists and medics Macedonia: 35 soldiers Estonia: 30 soldiers