Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Our friends, the Spanish 

How's this for bizarre:

"Spanish prime minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said on Monday his government is not worried about the US decision to designate Morocco a major non-Nato ally."
Now, why would anyone possibly think that a Western European friend of the US, such as Spain, could be worried about America having allies in the Arab world?

Meanwhile, Spanish government figures continue to be quite modest in their claims:

"Spain's Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos claimed Tuesday the withdrawal of Spanish troops from Iraq was the 'trigger' that will prompt the end of the occupation of the country.

"Moratinos said the decision to bring home the 1,300-strong Spanish contingent was not hasty, 'but the trigger and today we find ourselves at the end of the

"The Foreign Minister said that the Spanish position on Iraq was an 'instrument to return to multilateralism'."
Ah, so that's what it was. Having achieved the end of the occupation of Iraq, no wonder they awarded themselves medals.


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