Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Spain to pull out of Afghanistan

That's an anticipatory headline. Reuters and others are reporting that 17 Spanish troops were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan and 5 others were injured when an accompanying chopper made an emergency landing. The Taliban is claiming responsibility but the cause of the crash has yet to be determined.

I would surmise that we will soon see the last of Spain's participation in the War on Terror if indeed the choppers went down due to enemy fire. The Spanish have shown no stomach for a fight for, well, over a hundred years, unless you count the killing of each other.

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