It's worth remembering that not all Europeans are socialist appeasers. Some are just like us, and must be totally ashamed of what their governments have become.
Yes, I think Spain will come around again in due course. But Zapatero deserves no encouragement. He will now proceed to wreck their economy and be voted out when they tire of him.
Agreed. Just look at the Dutch backlash to the Islamofascist murder of Van Gogh. The politicians are backpedaling from appeasement in order to maintain power.
Heck, I'm of Spaniard descent (though born an American citizen, no dual loyalty, believe me) and I'm quite ashamed of what the Spaniards did in that election.
But thank you for your post. Remember, they made that decision in the trauma of a very recent terrorist attack, all polls indicate they WERE going to reelect Aznar (sp?), and it seems clear to me from this article that more than a few of them are beginning to regret that choice. I hope Freepers will have enough forgiveness and class in their hearts to welcome Spain as allies again without too much resentment, SHOULD Spain earn it by kicking Zapatero out in the next election.
Yeah, they screwed up, but they -did- hang with us for the first phase of it, their support was considered the 4th most important in the world at the time, and one bad election after a terrorist attack (and who knows that kind of voter fraud the commies over there are capable of, too) shouldn't render them the moral equivalents of the French. They don't deserve that. NO ONE deserves that.
"It's worth remembering that not all Europeans are socialist appeasers. Some are just like us, and must be totally ashamed of what their governments have become."
Yes, but there's a 90% chance that their children will be full blown socialists.
After one more generation, there will be little common sense left in the European populace. If there is any European populace left after the Islamic maniacs have their blood letting.
They need to run those turds out of office. Until they gain some b@lls and take control of the communists in their midst, they'll get absolutely NO respect from me.