Spain and Her Problems

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    Gives real meaning to 'Old Europe' and in this case one of the least important countries in Europe. With the current leadership, things are looking to go from bad to disasterous:

    http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110009773

    All of this has consequences, though the leadership seems deaf and blind to them:

    http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2007/03/massive-rally-against-terrorism-in.html

     
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    Which of the three European countries - France, Spain, or the UK - is worse off? I would have said "France" awhile ago, but now it's probably Spain, thanks to al-queda and PM Zapatero.

    News in the UK - Tony's stepping down in early May, no big surprise there:

    http://www.sundaymail.co.uk/news/tm...objectid=18943589&siteid=64736-name_page.html

    I question his timing, too.

    France, that election, all I can find is a French site is French text, go figure:

    http://www.ipsos.fr/presidentielle-2007/

    I can only understand maybe one out of three words there, but they have a pie graph, what'd you expect - Sarzosky v. Royal next round, things could be tense in Paris until then.

    In Spain, it's very unlikely that Zapatero will get another term. His way - appeasing any and all terrorists - has not worked, Zapatero can't grasp the fact that Islamic radicals still consider four-fifths of Spain to be Muslim land that needs to be liberated from the Spanish infidels who drove out the Moors during their Reconquista era. There is a perception that it is the terrorists, not the government, that sets the agenda in Spain. for good reason.

    He tried to screw around with the ETA, another terrorist group, and look where it got them, a car bomb at the end of last year. Then, he had to give in over that de Juana person who went on that hunger strike until Zaperto reduced his sentence into "house arrest". This is the same terrorist that killed over two dozen people in the past...he served 18 years prior to his second jail term.

    Spain's tired of this touchy-feely approach to the global War on Terror, the Popular Party will be popular again in two years if Spain can survived all this.
     
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