Poland’s president says his country was misled on Iraq

by on March 18th, 2004


WARSAW, Poland – Poland’s president, a key Washington ally in Europe, said Thursday his country was “misled” about the threat of Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, and added he may withdraw troops early if Iraq is stabilized.


Referring to prewar Western intelligence assessments of Saddam’s arsenal, he told a news conference: “From the information that we have, the word ‘misled’ seems to me the right word. This is the problem of the United States, of Britain and also of many other nations.”

Mike Thomas