The Difference Between Polls And Poles
A recent international poll showed that less than half believe al-Qaeda struck the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville. The next most widely believed responsible, according to the poll of 17 countries, was the United States. Worse, in one US poll a couple of years ago, 35% of those identifying themselves as Democrats believed that the US Government carried out the attacks, and/or that President Bush had prior knowledge.
Whoever it was that was voting 'other than al-Qaeda' in the international poll, they were not Poles.
On 11 Sept. when terrorist affiliated with al-Qaeda hijacked four jet airliners and then intentionally crashed them into the Twin Towers, Pentagon and Shanksville, we saw that all of America was touched by this huge tragedy. "Enemies of freedom" committed an act of war against your country. We saw the United States of America had to face a new challenge, but the attack on your freedom was also the attack on other democratic countries, so we understood that this terror cannot go unpunished.
Today we are together with you in the common operation in Afghanistan, because we remember the morning of 11 Sept. and wounds to your country inflicted by terrorists from a criminal organization. We are not able to accept such a senseless attack, killing thousands of innocent people, because we will never accept terrorism in the World.
We will remember 11 Sept. It changed our generations and our history. We have realized since that tragedy we are in danger, and we have every reason to be fearful. Because we want things to go back to normal we have to be together against people who try to destroy it.
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The Poles. Tough as nails. Solid allies. Friends unafraid.