Tom Friedman gets it right today:
"The notion that Spain can separate itself from Al Qaeda's onslaught on Western civilization by pulling its troops from Iraq is a fantasy. Bin Laden has said that Spain was once Muslim and he wants it restored that way. As a friend in Cairo e-mailed me, a Spanish pullout from Iraq would only bring to mind Churchill's remark after Chamberlain returned from signing the Munich pact with Hitler: 'You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor and you will have war.'"
Dhimmis, by the way, were (and are) the non-Islamic "ahl-al-kitab" or "People of the Book" -- Christians, Jews and sometimes others -- who were tolerated in the Islamic countries but subjected to demeaning restrictions such as a prohibition on repairing their houses of worship, riding horses, as well as a special tax. The modern dhimmis kowtow in the name of multiculturalism or fear to the growing Islamic populations in their midst and to Islamic extremism in the world.
The behavior, in just a few days, of Spanish Premier-elect Zapatero, demonstrates that socialism and utter cultural degeneracy are only a few steps apart.
If former Premier Aznar's regime made the mistake of trying to blame the bombing on the Basque ETA terrorists in the vain hope of saving his party's electoral apples, Zapatero wallows in utter cowardice. Unless it wakes up, Europe, my friends, is in for it.