The Quipper

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Coalition Strength

Funny analysis from Al Franken's radio show: Cheney said, "You made the comment that the gulf war coalition in 91 was far stronger than this. We had 34 countries then we have 30 today." 8 of those 30 are former soviet republics, one of the 34 was the USSR, including the Russian Army. Russia is not a member of the coalition of the willing. The Czech Republic sent 200 troops, and the Czech Republic and Slovakia comprise two members, where as Czechoslovakia comprised one member of the coalition then.