Spain-s conservative government supported the war in Iraq, even though Spaniards did not. Nevertheless, Jos- Mar-a Aznar was a likely bet for re-election, until last week-s terrorist bombings. Judging the war a disaster, newly elected Socialist Prime Minister Jos- Luis Zapatero threatens to bring 1300 Spanish troops home. While House Speaker Dennis Hastert calls it appeasement others insist it was a victory for democracy, experts agree it was a political triumph for what-s now being called a -global jihad.- Will terrorists be inspired by what happened in Spain? What-s in store for upcoming elections in Italy, the Netherlands, Australia and the United States? Warren Olney speaks with a former congressman and experts from the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies.
- Reporter-s Notebook: US Hispanic, Asian Populations to Triple by 2050
America-s Anglo-majority population is fading fast, soon to be replaced by a new majority that will look more like Southern California than it does Iowa or New Hampshire. William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, says the latest US Census Bureau projections are -a snapshot of the Old America and the New America at the same time.-
Today's discussion is an edited version of one originally broadcast earlier today on To the Point
Rotella's article on hunt for more Madrid bombing suspects
US Census Bureau projections by age, race and Hispanic origin