With vote ahead, Polish leader turns up anti-German rhetoric


              People walk next to a sign that reads „No More War" near the monument to Polish defenders of the Westerplatte peninsula in Gdansk, Poland, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Ahead of elections next year, the Polish nationalist conservative ruling party has been ratcheting up its anti-German rhetoric while seeking to cast its main domestic challenger as loyal to Berlin. Critics of the government see the anti-German campaign as an electoral tactic but also worry that it could create another crack in the Western alliance at a time of Russia's war in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk)
            
              Monument to Polish defenders of the Westerplatte peninsula in Gdansk, Poland, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Ahead of elections next year, the Polish nationalist conservative ruling party has been ratcheting up its anti-German rhetoric while seeking to cast its main domestic challenger as loyal to Berlin. Critics of the government see the anti-German campaign as an electoral tactic but also worry that it could create another crack in the Western alliance at a time of Russia's war in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk)
            
              A man stands in front of the monument to Polish defenders of the Westerplatte peninsula in Gdansk, Poland, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Ahead of elections next year, the Polish nationalist conservative ruling party has been ratcheting up its anti-German rhetoric while seeking to cast its main domestic challenger as loyal to Berlin. Critics of the government see the anti-German campaign as an electoral tactic but also worry that it could create another crack in the Western alliance at a time of Russia's war in Ukraine. (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk)
            
              FILE - Poland's main ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski attends a wreath laying ceremony marking national observances of the anniversary of World War II in Warsaw, Poland, Sept. 1, 2022. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Polish nationalist conservative ruling party, Law and Justice, who has been touring Poland to drum up support ahead of next year's election, accused Germany during a meeting last weekend of seeking to dominate Europe, alleging that Berlin was using peaceful means to achieve aims that "it once wanted to implement using military methods." (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk, File)
With vote ahead, Polish leader turns up anti-German rhetoric