More on Spain
Check out Bill Scher’s well-reasoned opinion piece in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
“Conservatives would like you to think that Spain wants to wimp out on the war against terrorism, and that the rest of Europe wants to follow suit. Why? Because the right doesn’t want you to start questioning the merits of President Bush’s anti-terror strategy, which is what Europe is really doing.”
See also Uri Avnery’s thoughtful contrast between the Spanish public, which punished the Right for its lack of progress against real terrorism and its attempts to manipulate public opinion, and the Israeli public, which seems willing to put up with infinite amounts of political corruption and failed ‘iron fist’ policies from the Sharon government.