New Spain Leader Hits Bush,
Blair Over Iraq War


(AFP) - US President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair "need to engage in some self-criticism" on their decision to launch a war against Iraq, Spain's prime minister-elect, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, said.
"Mr Bush and Mr Blair need to engage in some self-criticism.
"You can't just go ahead and do things. You can't bombard a people just in case" they pose a perceived threat," Zapatero said.
"You can't organise a war on the basis of lies," he added, in an allusion to the insistence by Washington, London and Madrid that the conflict was justified by their belief Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction.
Zapatero, speaking on Radio Cadena Ser, earlier called the US-led war in Iraq "a disaster" and confirmed a pre-election pledge to withdraw the 1,300 Spanish troops serving there by the end of June unless a UN-led multinational force takes command.
"The Spanish troops in Iraq will come home," Zapatero insisted.
"Wars such as those which have occurred in Iraq only allow hatred, violence and terror to proliferate."
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From Anonymous
Hi Jeff,
The Israeli-American axis of greed, inhumanity, and duplicity may or may not be responsible for this first carnage in Madrid. However, odds are they will be behind the next one just to punish Spain for its democratic choice to stand against the insanity.
Best to you.



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