The Corner

Al Qaeda V. Spain

Al Qaeda is allegedly turning up the heat on Spain. This is an amazing and amazingly undercovered development. If it’s true, the conventional wisdom about al Qaeda winning a victory by knocking Spain out of the coalition shouldn’t be overturned so much as revised. If that had truly been al Qaeda’s goal they would have been very, very smart to pocket the victory and attack Britain or Poland. Instead, by increasing the attacks on Spain they underscore the stupidity of Spain’s appeasement since that appeasement bought Spain nothing.