Since my paternal grandmother was from Andalucia, Spain, I was very touched by the tragedy. I was reading this thread with much interest. Then I came upon this gem: I will defend the right of the people of Spain to democratically turn their backs on the United States, even if I don't agree with their decision. But this kind of statement is ludicrous. What did you mean by it, dmar? Did you want the US to help Generalisimo Franco? Because you couldn't possibly be talking about US actions since his death. Since Franco's death, the US has always been friendly and supportive of Spain. If you can think of an instance when Spain requested America's help and America denied it, then please remind me, because I follow Spanish news and I don't remember any such event. The only possible exception is the Gibraltar issue, but I doubt that by terrorism you meant Britain. And besides, you can hardly expect that the US will turn against Britain, can you? Your statement shows some anti-american bias. Tell me what exactly did you expect America to do in Spain, and I am sure that if they had done it, people like you would now be critizicing America for doing it. It is damn if you do and damn if you don't for the US haters.