Saturday, March 20, 2004

Zapatero rejects Kerry call on Iraq troops: "Prime Minister-elect Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero tonight rejected US Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry’s call for him to reconsider plans to withdraw Spanish troops from Iraq... “Maybe John Kerry does not know – but I am happy to explain it to him – that my commitment to withdraw the troops goes back before the tragic, dramatic terrorist attack,” Zapatero said."

Maybe Kerry wouldnt have known because it was never reported in the corporate media. Not even I knew...

Zapatero's statement also says it all about the damn near useless Democratic party and its candidate, Kerry. Maybe it would be for the better if Bush won, as Kolko has argued.

"“If the United Nations does not take over the situation and there is not a rethinking of this chaotic occupation we are living through, in which there are more dead in the occupation than in the war phase, the Spanish troops are going to return to Spain”, Zapatero said. He also pledged to be relentless against terrorism. “Terrorists have to know that (in Spain) there is going to be a government that is inflexible with terrorism and that wherever they are, they will be hunted down. This has been my policy since I was leader of the opposition.” "

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