Monday, May 17, 2004

I was thinking. You know that Spain had its own horrific version of Sep. 11, where hundreds of innocent people were killed. Yet, Spain did not invade other countries, did not designate itself the "beacon of freedom," did not arrange for the wholesale arrest of scores of Spanish Muslims, did not have one case of vigilante violence against Spanish Muslims, did not rush through the legislature a version of the Patriot Act, and they did not--not to my knowledge at least--send Geraldo on a search for bad guys. What does that say about Spain? Or more importantly, what does that say about the US?