quasi in rem

Monday, March 15, 2004

Spanish PM-elect vows to pull troops out of Iraq, lashes Bush

Spain is being labelled as appeasers in light of the election. But
I have several Spanish friends and they spin a slightly different tale.

Granted they are from the Barcelona region and so they were voting Socialist no matter what, but it was not the attack per se that lead to the vote but the spinning of the attack afterwards by Aznar's government.

Because of the ETA vs. Al Qaeda conflict many Spaniards were concerned that the adminsitration immediately spun the attacks as ETA based as opposed to leaving open the Al qaeda possibility.

Now it seems apparent that an Islamo facist group was involved.

This is why Bush should have been much more forthright and open with the 9/11 commission. It's never the crime its the cover up that kills.

If there is another attack, the people in this country will not be so quick to support Bush because hehas dragged his feet on the commission.

On the other hand, this statement, "It is clear that using force is not the answer to resolving the conflict with terrorists," Prodi said. "Terrorism is infinitely more powerful than a year ago," and all of Europe now feels threatened, he told the paper." sounds alot like appeasement to me.


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