Monday, March 15, 2004

Black Sunday

In the words of a Louisiana sherriff I once knew, "ain't no way to prettify those results." The defeat of the PP in Spain is the most depressing political development since 9/11, bar none.

Ellisblog's assertion that 3/11 would engage the EU in the War on Terror as never before was proven wrong in record time. Europeans are scared and imagine that they can wish and deny Al Qaeda away. This is folly in extremis. The Spaniards just handed Al Qaeda a huge political victory two days after Al Qaeda attacked their country and killed nearly 200 Spanish citizens.

Postscript: The new Spanish Prime Minister's remarks are, if anything, more depressing than the ballot results. (Link via Drudge)