True. I guess I confused Gulf War participants with Iraq War participants. So many US invasions over the past 30 years.
Ayup. Remember all that “old Europe” vs “new Europe” narrative that the Shiny SecDef was spewing? Remember the “freedom fries” nonsense? iirc, the new/aspiring NATO members, like Poland, were all for toeing the Shiny line, while those who had the luxury of being able to think for themselves declined.