So much for appeasing the terrorists

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    I could have sworn the terrorists said no more attacks againist coalition members that withdrew from Iraq?

    Stupid socialists.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A45442-2004Oct19.html
     
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    Spain did not withdraw to appease the terrorists. Their former president went against the will of the people and went in. They exercised the art of something called democracy and got rid of him.
     
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    Baloney. If your statement is true, then explain why the former president had a solid lead in the election until the bombings?

    Just a coincidence, huh?
     
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    The above statement could not be more inaccurate. Note that it is unsubstantiated.

    Prior to the 11 March bombing in Madrid, Anzar was five points ahead in the polls. The bombing frightened the Spanish public into voting Anzar out of office three days later on 14 March. Then Zapatero, the newly elected socialist Spanish PM, set a new record for capitualtion by announcing on 16 March the Spanish troop withdrawal from Iraq. Terror, not democracy, was on display in the Spanish elections.

    http://www.fpri.org/enotes/20040316.americawar.radu.terrorworks.html
     
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    Solid lead? The post after yours says 5%. On the edge of the margin of error.

    Take your people into a war they don't want and then get bombed because of it and they are rightly a bit pissed off.
     
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    You are an expert in the margin of error in Spanish polls? Post your source. From before the bombing to the election day result (less than one week), the Spanish electorate moved 12 percent toward the Socialists. That is democracy in action? Obviously not; it is terror in action.

    http://www.fpri.org/enotes/20040316.americawar.radu.terrorworks.html
     
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    Just quoting you. You said it...one usually does not need proof to convince another of something s/he said.
     
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    You said Anzar's lead was:
    Post your source.

    It is obvious that the 12 point swing (from Anzar being ahead by five points to losing by seven points) in less than a week to the Socialists was a result of the bombiing and Zapatero's promised appeasement of the terrorists.
     
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    i want to believe the conventional wisdom and say they reacted to the terrorist attacks and iraq... but i really think many reacted to the dishonesty and stupidity of aznar in stubbornly and wrongly insisting the ETA was responsible....
     

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