Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Spanish Schizophrenia

I guess Spain is still having a hard time deciding whether to be communist or fascist. BBC News reports:
Spain drops US troops from parade

Spain's annual military parade has taken place in the capital Madrid to celebrate the country's National Day.

The event has been overshadowed by controversy after the government left US troops out of the parade, and invited French soldiers instead....

Many Spaniards say they are furious about the inclusion of veterans who fought for Spain's former military dictator, General Franco, alongside the Nazis in World War II....
Just think of the furore on the American left if Spain's previous, moderate, government had invited fascists to the parade. I guess it's okay if communists -- er, socialists -- do it.