It’s all of the extra dispiriting, then, to observe issues go bitter. The heady days of cooperation beneath the George W. Bush and Invoice Clinton administrations (which, given what adopted, appear right here a interval of enlightenment) took a flip after 9/11. It was in Poland’s curiosity to struggle terrorism, too, however maybe to not permit the Individuals a secret place on Polish soil to interrogate suspects. Solely Individuals have been allowed at this black web site, however rumors of torture inevitably obtained round, and the Poles requested to have it closed down in 2003. Which may have been the tip of it, however leaks uncovered the Polish authorities’s public denials, and a politically handy scandal adopted. The Poles felt betrayed, and the connection suffered (not a lot that the CIA subsidies stopped, nonetheless).
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/when-the-us-needed-secret-help-in-iraq-who-did-it-call-poland-of-course/2021/10/20/5ec89bc2-25f8-11ec-9de8-156fed3e81bf_story.html | E book assessment of From Warsaw with Love: Polish Spies, the CIA, and the Forging of an Unlikely Alliance by John Pomfret