April 14, 2004

Outgoing Spanish Prime Minister

From EUROSOC: bq. Josť Maria Aznar has hit back at critics who claim that Spain could have avoided terrorist attacks by keeping out of the war in Iraq. bq. "Nobody is free of danger," he said. "There is not a single country not at risk. ... There's no neutrality against this kind of terrorism, and those who try to be neutral are probably those who will suffer most." bq. "There are certain people in Europe who just want to look the other way," Aznar continued, "Do we have to wait for another attack, or do we face up to terrorism with all the consequences? bq. "We're in a war. You can get attacked. You can get hurt. It can be painful. I think the Spanish and other governments will have to start thinking very seriously about this." bq. Aznar added that Spain's support for the invasion of Iraq was "the pretext, not the cause" of the Madrid terror attacks, which killed 192 people. He "gets it" -- unfortunately, he is also moving out of office and a socialist appeasement-monkey is moving in. I wonder how long it will take for the Spanish people to realize their mistake in misjudging this horrible culture. Posted by DaveH at April 14, 2004 12:55 PM