Today is Spain’s 9/1…
Today is Spain’s 9/11 equivalent (what some are calling 11-M, for 11th of March). With over 190 dead and over 1200 wounded, Spain is paying a price for being on the right side of the war on terror. It’s not always easy to do the right thing, and I dearly hope this doesn’t erode their resolve.

From the NY Times report:

The five-page e-mail claim, signed by the shadowy Brigade of Abu Hafs al-Masri, was received at the paper’s London offices. It said the brigade’s `death squad” had penetrated “one of the pillars of the crusade alliance, Spain.”

“This is part of settling old accounts with Spain, the crusader, and America’s ally in its war against Islam,” the claim said.

Apparently al Qaeda hasn’t been reading the American media or listening to American Democrats or French Presidents. Don’t they know by now that this was a unilateral war? (This is assuming, of course, a very large definition of the word “unilateral”, i.e. “less that 70 other countries”.)

What’s apparent is that al Qaeda, at least, knows that we were far from the only country gunning for them. It’s a shame that Spain has had to pay such a high price for their stand against evil, but please continue to guard the gates of freedom with us, Spaniards. We’re glad to have you at our side.

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