The socialist victory in Spain is very bad news if, as it seems, they wouldn’t have won save for the terrorist attacks. If al Qaeda — or any other terrorist groups – conclude that such attacks will be rewarded at the polls then the war on terror is in real trouble and a lot of Western allies may be in jeopardy. Moreover, if this is really what’s happened, John Kerry had better stop talking about how foreign leaders want him to win. The gist of Kerry’s boasting is that if he’s elected “moderates” (i.e. accomodationists) will be ascendent. That’s precisely the wrong message to send.