New Spanish leader calls Iraq a “fiasco”

by on March 17th, 2004

MADRID, Spain – Spain’s new leader intensified his criticism of the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq on Wednesday, saying it was “turning into a fiasco.”

Prime Minister-elect Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero also refused to reconsider his pledge to pull his 1,300 troops out of Iraq by June 30, in a sharp break with the Bush administration.

Zapatero had signaled his dislike of President Bush’s policies during the Spanish election campaign when he said he hoped Democratic challenger John Kerry would win in November.

Etalkinghead Staff