Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Spitting across the Atlantic

Babble on.

Jose Bono, the Spanish Defence Minister, seems to be even more of an ass than our own Bill Graham. Hard to believe, I know, but true:

SPAIN has snubbed President Bush by announcing that US Marines, who have marched in the national day parade since the September 11 terror attacks, will no longer take part.

French soldiers will take their place in the military parade in Madrid next week. The decision was announced by José Bono, the Defence Minister, who this year was caught on camera telling colleagues that Tony Blair was “a complete dickhead”.

Señor Bono told Cadena Cope Radio that no slight was intended by the withdrawn invitation, first extended in 2001 in homage to the victims of al-Qaeda attacks on New York and Washington. But he could not resist adding that, with the change of government in Madrid, Spain “no longer had to bend the knee” to the Americans. (emphasis by Babbler)

Maybe this preening, offensive, Socialist prick (...but I repeat myself) would prefer the return of Andalusia to friendship with America. It wouldn't mean much of a change in attitude, but at least the pretence of alliance could be dropped.

This line from an article in the Telegraph is just the cherry on the sundae:

"With Bush, peace and liberty have not exactly triumphed," [Bono] said.

Right. This from peaceful Spain - a beacon of freedom and democracy for all of twenty-six years (not counting the coup).

Babble off.


At 8:03 p.m., Blogger Dex said...

What happens to the US Navy base in Spain?


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