March 15, 2004

Red Spanish Ayes

Samizdata's David Carr has an interesting viewpoint on the possible significance of the Spanish election results for Al-Qaeda:

But in one sense, it may not matter why Aznar and his centre-right government lost. If Al-Qaeda did orchestrate the Madrid attack (and it appears increasingly likely that they did) then they will chalk this up as a major success. In their own minds, they have successfully terrorised the Spanish electorate into installing a government that was more to Islamicist liking.

That may not actually be true, but the danger lies in these maniacs believing it to be true.