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Raised fist welcomes Spainís new anti-war PM
Sunday Herald ^ | April 17, 2004 | Elizabeth Nash

Posted on 04/17/2004 4:49:40 PM PDT by FairOpinion

Amid the heady joy in parliament on Friday, after MPs had overwhelmingly approved his candidacy as prime minister (only the defeated Popular Party voted against) an action of one man in the visitors’ gallery was revealing: as applause rippled round the chamber, Juan Rodriguez, Zapatero’s snowy-haired father, could not resist raising his fist in the old socialist salute, a sight not seen in parliament for many years.

Pressed to clarify his position by Mariano Rajoy, the opposition Popular Party leader, Zapatero responded: “You ask what we will do on Iraq? We will remove Spain from an illegal and unjust war.”

(Excerpt) Read more at sundayherald.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: fist; nonallyspain; socialists; spain; zapatero
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Bin Laden must be smiling in his cave.
1 posted on 04/17/2004 4:49:42 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion
Zapatero endorses Kerry!
2 posted on 04/17/2004 4:51:25 PM PDT by paul in cape
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To: FairOpinion
I really feel for Aznar and his supporters ... and pray for their safety...
3 posted on 04/17/2004 4:55:45 PM PDT by k2blader (Some folks should worry less about how conservatives vote and more about how to advance conservatism)
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To: FairOpinion
Shades of an incoming Kerry admnistration......
4 posted on 04/17/2004 4:55:55 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: paul in cape
"Zapatero endorses Kerry!"

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Actually Zapatero IS on record saying that he hopes and wants Kerry to win.


"The Spanish opposition leader in the general election this Sunday, the socialist José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, said yesterday: "I think Kerry will win. I want Kerry to win."

March 10, 2004
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/story/0,13918,1166063,00.html
5 posted on 04/17/2004 5:00:09 PM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: paul in cape
Zapatero and Kerry, birds of a feather -- which spells socialist.
6 posted on 04/17/2004 5:00:45 PM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: paul in cape
They say John Zapatero Kerry often awakens from dreams in which he's been elected with his arm raised in that old socialist salute.
7 posted on 04/17/2004 5:00:49 PM PDT by hauerf
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To: FairOpinion
You Americans are hated by many, but loved by others…Do not buckle under European pressure and do not go the way of the socialistic Spaniards. Those great Europeans who gave us the Spanish Inquisition in 1478, Napoleon I Emperor of the French 1769 – 1821, World war I 1914-1918, Hitler and World War II 1938-45 and the Holocaust. People around the world want to see you fail and the biggest failure would be the election of 'Hanoi John' Kerry. It is better to be feared, hated and strong rather than hated, weak and not feared. The world needs a strong policeman. Without you we are nothing…believe me when I say that I love America and wished I were one…oh well, at least I have a free Medicare system where I have to wait 7 hours in an emergency room to see a doctor. Our military buys second hand submarines with rusted holes. I get taxed about 52 % on my income that goes into our GREAT medical system, just don’t get sick up here, you might just drop dead. What a great liberal/socialist government we have here. Just venting… We love America, we vacation in America, and we spend our money in America. I love Mr. Bush, he will NOT let you nor your children down.
8 posted on 04/17/2004 5:02:27 PM PDT by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (No time for wobbly knees.)
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a helluva way to make it to the top.

9 posted on 04/17/2004 5:03:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi Mac ... Become a FR Monthly Donor ... Kerry thread archive @ /~normsrevenge)
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"Kerry helped lead and organize a rally of hundreds of Vietnam vets who marched on the Capitol Mall in Washington with many displaying the Communist clenched fist salute."

http://www.american-partisan.com/cols/2004/pyne/qtr1/0225.htm

10 posted on 04/17/2004 5:07:40 PM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: k2blader
For thier saftey from who? their stupidity? or their lies?
11 posted on 04/17/2004 5:08:55 PM PDT by kola
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To: FairOpinion
"We will remove Spain from an illegal and unjust war."

I wonder what his definition of a legal and just war is?

12 posted on 04/17/2004 5:09:58 PM PDT by Batrachian
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To: forYourChildrenVote4Bush
Thanks for your post. I take it you live in Canada.

It's nice to know that there are sensible people up there.

Thanks for your support of President Bush.

It will make a difference for the entire world.

13 posted on 04/17/2004 5:10:28 PM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: Batrachian
"I wonder what his definition of a legal and just war is?"

Bin Laden's war against the US, probably.
14 posted on 04/17/2004 5:11:11 PM PDT by FairOpinion (If you are not voting for Bush, you are voting for the terrorists.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Yep...by climbing on the dead bodies of 191 of his countrymen.
15 posted on 04/17/2004 5:11:48 PM PDT by wimpycat ("The road to the promised land runs past Sinai."-C.S. Lewis)
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To: FairOpinion
Hope these idiots enjoy their life under muslim "shiat" law
or is that "sh** law"
16 posted on 04/17/2004 5:12:53 PM PDT by Charlespg (Civilization and freedom are only worthy of those who defend or support defending It)
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To: forYourChildrenVote4Bush
Thanks for your support and friendship over the border. It's horrible to see the ugly head of socialism rising in Europe as it has for these past few decades.
17 posted on 04/17/2004 5:14:23 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: kola
Got troll?
18 posted on 04/17/2004 5:16:37 PM PDT by k2blader (Some folks should worry less about how conservatives vote and more about how to advance conservatism)
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To: NormsRevenge
VOTE in haste, REPENT at leisure.
19 posted on 04/17/2004 5:17:44 PM PDT by Twinkie
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We will remove Spain from an illegal and unjust war."

No Mr Zapatero, you have become the bitch of Al Qaeda. Be prepared to put out for the terrorists whenever they call on you. If you need help later don't call us........
20 posted on 04/17/2004 5:23:59 PM PDT by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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