Spain’s Socialist Prime-Minister-elect has been triumphantly linking himself to the Islamofascist terrorist movement, while denouncing those who resist the terrorists:
Prime Minister-elect Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero on Wednesday described the U.S. occupation of Iraq as “a fiasco” and suggested American voters should follow the example set by Spain and change their leadership by supporting Sen. John F. Kerry of Massachusetts for president in November.
“I said during the campaign I hoped Spain and the Spaniards would be ahead of the Americans for once,” Zapatero said in an interview on Onda Cero radio. “First we win here, we change this government, and then the Americans will do it, if things continue as they are in Kerry’s favor. Fighting terrorism with bombs, with Tomahawk missiles, isn’t the way to beat terrorism, but the way to generate more radicalism,” he said.
So the “way to beat terrorism” is….what, exactly? Zapatero says that he looks forward to a “profound debate” with President Bush about how to beat the terrorists. Somehow I doubt that there will be any such debate. But for once it would be interesting to hear a leftist explain exactly how he proposes to defeat murderous thugs without resort to “bombs and missiles.”