Part umpteen in our continuing series.
On March 11, 2004 a series of Islamic terrorist bombings lead the voters of Spain to reject their sitting government and install a new one, which promptly caved in to the terrorists' demands and pulled Spanish military forces out of Iraq. There is no doubt in my mind that this action emboldened their fellows in Iraq at the time, and lead to some unknowable number of additional deaths, including those of American servicemen.
As those of us that actually read and pay attention to history know, appeasement doesn't work over the long term. Never has, never will--because those whom you are buying off don't stay bought off.
FOXNews reports that Spanish authorities have arrested 14 people who were planning a "terrorist action" in an unnamed northern Spanish city.
I hope all those Spanish voters and government officials sleep well tonight.