Isaac Barbero wrote that:
Spain is a particularly good example of why one should not shape one�s policy to the special sensitivity of Islamists. It is difficult to deny that the Madrid attacks were organized to weaken the previous, pro-American Spanish administration and contribute to the victory of the Socialist party, which promised to withdraw Spanish troops from Iraq and to oppose U.S. foreign policy, a promise they kept once they took control.
But the ousting of the conservation government did not make Spain any safer. A few weeks after the elections, the terrorists that perpetrated the attacks committed suicide when surrounded by the police after trying to blow up a high-speed train (in response to the Socialist decision to stay in Afghanistan).
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