Was Spanish Election a Win for Bin Laden?

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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, Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies and the Rand Corporation.
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Justice Scalia's recusal memorandum in Case No. 03-475

CS Monitor item on Scalia's recusal refusal

Sierra Club's backgrounder on Sierra Club v Cheney (Case No. 03-475)

Rotella's article on hunt for more Madrid bombing suspects

US Census Bureau projections by age, race and Hispanic origin



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