Spain Pulls Out: As he promised during his campaign, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has announced that Spain’s troops will be withdrawn from Iraq as soon as possible. That would be fair enough (given the mass support for such a withdrawal in his country) if Osama bin Laden had not just offered a deal to European leaders who would agree to a truce. Of course, Zapatero does not accept the link between Iraq and terrorism and therefore probably doesn’t see it that way. Joe Lieberman suggested that Spain should redeploy the 1,000 troops to Afghanistan to make it clear they are protesting the Itaq policy and not softening in the war on terror.
. . . Sunday April 18, 2004