Translation of the lyrics:
Big Cyc – Baghdad Speaking
Janek is going to Baghdad — want to fight
Young wife will proudly live in Poland
Muslims want to wipe out infidels
Blood and sweat pouring on dry sand
Polish Army pay poorly — everyone knows
Something from smuggling you can rack up — it’s ok
Again bomb attack in Tikrit — shadow of death
Suicide terrorist with dynamite — stared day
Salamu, salamu, salamu alaykum
As-salamu, salamu, salamu,
You can hear silent bullets swishes above helmets
Screams of tearing up people — children’s squeal
Polish soldier had character — hard guy
He don’t know what about he fight all year long
Janek returns to Warsaw — human wreck
Without money, wife and fame — something wrong
Mr. minister praise army — everything is ok
Although they don’t read Koran — want to fight
From Reuters, as published in the Mercury in Tasmania, Australia:
Poland will seek 2008 Iraq troop withdrawal
From correspondents in Warsaw
October 22, 2007 10:33am
POLAND‘S centre-right Civic Platform, poised to form government after winning a weekend parliamentary election, will seek to pull Polish troops out of Iraq early next year, a top party official says.
The official said the Civic Platform might also break off the outgoing government’s negotiations with the United States on hosting a missile defence system on Polish soil unless Washington offered sufficient security trade-offs.
He said the 900-strong Polish contingent would hopefully be withdrawn from Iraq early in 2008, but this still depended on whatever conditions the current government had negotiated.
The Civic Platform has long questioned the presence of Polish troops in Iraq as part of the US-led force, but the government of conservative Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski had said immediate withdrawal would amount to desertion.
The official did not say a Civic Platform-led government would stop negotiations on the missile shield, which the United States says can counter the danger of “rogue states” and which Russia calls a threat.
But he did say a new government would set tougher conditions for allowing interceptor missiles to be based in Poland.
See also here.
It is to be hoped all this will turn out to be improvements in practice, not just rhetoric.
Apparently, even the Polish center right has to take into account the impopularity of George W. Bush’s war policies among the people in Poland.
See also here.
Update 14 November 2007: here.