The Prime Minister of Spain defends his country's participation in the occupation of Iraq
Said Jose Maria Aznar, Prime Minister of Spain Previously, Spain had the global influence by supporting the war in Iraq despite popular opposition to the war. And defended in a letter recently published his decision to support the war, claiming that the country came out of her Mentasra.zkr Aznar - who ruled from 1996 to 2004 - in his letter that the Spanish support for the Iraq war was in line with other European countries, where he said "we have done what I did most of the European countries , but our image was more obvious because we have the non-permanent seat in the Security Council "in the race to war. Aznar was internationally prominent ally of US President George W. Bush. During the last week I apologized to Tony Blair - the other ally of Bush - on the use of misleading information and failure to prepare for after the invasion, but he refused to apologize for the war itself. Yesterday Aznar acknowledged the fact the fact that unwavering support for George W. Bush on Iraq has caused a huge political damage cost his party - the People's Party - the loss of power. In 2003, Aznar and his government support the war despite opinion polls which showed that more than 90% were opposed. The activation of a decision politically internal opposition ignored, where Aznar said, "Since we came to power was the priority is to strengthen relations with the United States, as that is a good thing strategically for Spain and stems from a sense of mutually political - you can not request the assistance of a friend and then refuse when you ask the same Siddiq something. " Was deposed Aznar's party in 2004 from power by the Socialists in general elections that took place days after the bombing of one of the trains in Madrid that killed 191 people and injured 1800 injured, the bombing carried out by an al-Qaeda cell was the reason for the stunning victory of Astrakyin.tahd Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, the new Prime Minister-elect, during his election campaign at the time to withdraw Spanish troops from Iraq, where he told the media after a day on his victory, saying, "The war was a disaster and the occupation of Iraq was not born non-violence."
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