He has a mandate to remove them from Iraq. Pay attention. http://www.csmonitor.com/specials/sept11/dailyUpdate.html Quote from this roundup: Spaniards strongly support the war on terrorism, but they do not see the war in Iraq as part of that effort. "We love America – Faulkner, Hemingway, Coca-Cola and Marilyn Monroe – but we have something against your government," said Luis Gonzales, 56, a high school Spanish literature teacher, as he stopped to view the rows of candles, flowers, and makeshift signs at the central Puerta del Sol. "Aznar took us into a war that wasn't our war, but only for the benefit of the extreme right and the American companies." If we are going to want help abroad, btousley, we are going to need to address perceptions like this. Whether you like it or not. Put it another way: To carry your logic to its conclusion, you have to accept that the Spanish people picked Osama Bin Laden over George W. Bush. Care to address why that is, then? Even a Bush-hater like me has no problem proclaiming that GWB is a far better person than OBL. Given that fact, the job we're doing convincing people outside of our borders -- you know, what we used to call diplomacy -- is an absolutely awe-inspiring masterpiece of shit that is not in the best interests of this country.