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Sunday, April 18, 2004

So, a few hours after Kerry on MTP emphasizes that Bush is essentially a pariah internationally, new PM Zapatero orders the withdrawal of Spanish troops "in the shortest time possible."

I guess Kerry wasn't talking about Kim Jong Il after all?

OK, maybe the timing is a coincidence. But Zapatero's decision caught just about everyone flat-footed, so I'll stand by my suspicions for now.

But of course the Spanish are just Islamoappeaserwimps, right? Thank God the British are still with us.

During an interview in Basra last week Brig Carter acknowledged that the Coalition's presence in southern Iraq was entirely dependent on the goodwill of the local Shia Muslim leader, Sayid Ali al-Safi al-Musawi. He represents Ayatollah Sistani, Iraq's leading Shia cleric. "The moment that Sayid Ali says, 'We don't want the Coalition here', we might as well go home," Brig Carter said.


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