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Sunday, March 14, 2004


TERRORISTS WIN SPANISH ELECTION 


OUTCOME DECIDED BY MASSACRE MASTERMINDS
This "victory" for Socialists only signals how terrorism works when it spreads fear

President Franklin D. Roosevelt eloquently said to Americans, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself" in response to the horrific sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, over 62 years ago. Today, Spanish voters were motivated by fear in response to a devastating terrorist attack that occurred last Thursday.

While Daily Kos has informative poll results, the analysis is laughable at best. Liberals can't sugarcoat the stigma of "socialism" by trying to accuse conservatives of "demonizing" it. The election results are not "Bush's folly." The folly is how excuses are made for why 200 innocent civilians were killed. There is no justification for why Madrid was bombed. The terrorist attacks show precisely why Bush, Blair and Aznar have understood that terrorism is a threat to our way of life and our enjoyment of democracy.

Terrorism, not democracy, won the elections today. Fear, not hope, won the elections today.

friends: please check these out, too: 1. Blogs for Bush 2. Daily News Brief 3. Kalblog 4. PowerLine 5. A Small Victory 6. Allah Pundit 7. Blogcritics (hat tip to The Ma'at of Mike) 8. Calpundit 9. Eschaton (Atrios) is way off base for minimizing and maligning the troops from Spain and a hat tip to PoliBlog for pointing out the post by Mark Kleiman. However, I found Kleiman's post to be noncommital and waffling in a Jon Kerry sort-of-way and his last paragraph to be a silly cheap shot. The fact is Aznar's government released possible Al-Qaeda involvement before the election and the voters reacted in fear of more terrorism.

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"YOU LOVE LIFE, WE LOVE DEATH" 


Transcript of Purported Al Qaeda Videotape

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SPAIN ELECTION 

LATEST EXIT POLL DATA
Thanks to Iberian Notes, the latest exit poll numbers from various TV networks in Spain.

"The first exit polls are being reported by the various TV networks. TV 1, TV 3, and Antena 3 all have the Socialist Party as the winner of tonight's elections, while Tele 5 has the PP in front."

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BLAME BUSH, BLAME AZNAR, DON'T BLAME TERRORISTS 

GUARDIAN SINKS TO NEW LOW
English newspaper says George Bush has been worse for Europe than Soviet-era generals

This disgraceful piece assaults Western leaders like Bush and Aznar without even condemning the terrorists who killed innocent civilians in New York, Washington, Pennsylvania and Madrid. The Guardian does not even mention the dictators and killers who have made millions of Arab lives miserable due to their tyrannical leadership and fanatical ideals.

For instance, "[Bush] has divided Europe at a historic time of expansion and imposed greater strains on the transatlantic military alliance than ever a Soviet general sitting in Moscow at the height of the cold war could have done."

"Mr Bush has made his "war" a personal and a partisan one, when the response to al-Qaida should be neither."

"We need to take the fight against terror out of America's hands. We need to get beyond the them and us, the good guys and the bad guys, and seek a genuinely collective response. Europe should seize the moment that America failed to grasp."


Hat tip to: EURSOC. They aptly described this Guardian leader as "staggeringly idiotic."

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EL PAIS: SPAIN NEWSPAPER DISCUSSES VOTER ANGER 

Sunday coverage on the Madrid terrorist attacks by Spain's leading newspaper

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 All 8 pages are in English

More Spanish newspapers
Other newspapers

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SPAIN VOTES TODAY  

The candidate chosen by the Popular Party to replace Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar is Mariano Rajoy. Here is his campaign website. Check it out soon because it may not be a good day for the ruling party according to this article, as protestors shouted "murderer" at Rajoy as he voted.

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