Monday, March 15, 2004

terror in spain

It seems the prevailing argument that I've read today is that the recent victory in Spain of the center-left Socialist Party (who really isn't socialist, they are social democrats but our media is far too dumb to pick up on this fact) is a victory for terrorism.

I don't agree. Well, as of now, considering I'm a few days behind on the facts, I don't see it that way.

Anzar walked a fine line when he supported the American-led war on Iraq while 90% of his population did not want it. It seems that the bombings that killed 200 people last week was the last draw for a population that has had it with Iraq. Talk about chickens coming home to roost.

Also, the immediate blame on the ETA probably sent Anzar's government packing in the elections.

Billmon's view is interesting... I don't neccessarily agree with it but I can see where he's coming from.

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