Appeasement debate

Who was really appeasing? The Spanish voters or Jose Maria Aznar’s government?

From the Daily Star in Lebanon:

We are in for a very rough ride if terror groups were now to become emboldened and attack civilians in Western countries in order to change their governments through democratic elections, as happened in Spain. On the other hand, it could be argued that the right-wing Spanish government of former Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar was the anomaly that was grotesquely out of touch with its public opinion, given that a vast majority of Spaniards opposed their government’s joining the US and UK in attacking Iraq. Here’s another question that should be added to the appeasement debate: Did the new Spanish government appease Islamist terrorism, or did the former Spanish government first appease American neoconservatism?

Good question.

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  1. Sketches of Spain

    I have no idea why the Spanish election story is so firmly stuck in my craw, but it is. In an odd way, it sort of reminds me of the abuse heaped upon Ralph Nader voters — I guess I just resent the idea that an individual voter, casting his or h…

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