Friday, March 19, 2004

Spain and Australia: the parallels: "”The war [in Iraq] has been a disaster; the occupation continues to be a disaster"

"As a long-term Australian resident of Spain and having just left the country after spending most of the election campaign there, I must comment on the deeply insulting - not to say patronising - attitude shown by those who suggest that the new Spanish government is there thanks to Al-Qaeda, and that this is somehow a ‘victory for terrorism’."

"Since the last election, the children overboard affair and the war in Iraq are but two instances of appalling spin that one hopes will come back to haunt the Howard government and, like Spain’s conservatives, they will be made to pay for their contemptuous treatment of the general public by being thrown out of government."

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