Friday, September 08, 2006

Weigh Anchor!

Predictably the Spanish parliament gave approval yesterday for Spanish troops to participate in the UN force in Lebanon. Perhaps equally predictably, the opposition Partido Popular (PP) did its best to link the mission to the war in Iraq as a means of suggesting that the Spanish government has been hypocritical on the issue of sending troops abroad. PP leader Mariano Rajoy won the stating the obvious award for this week by suggesting that the Spanish troops were not going on a "peaceful country excursion". Thanks Mariano. The mission is of course dangerous, the Spanish troops look destined for the corner where Syria, Lebanon and Israel meet. Anyway, the PP talked as if they were against the mission......and then voted in favour.

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