Opening Argument - How Spain Could Bring Bush and Kerry Together

National Journal
March 20, 2004

The apparent success of terrorists in scaring the Spanish electorate into replacing one of President Bush's closest allies with a strident Bush critic is not merely a disaster for Bush. It is a disaster for the United States, and for whoever wins the presidency in November. Terrorists may seek to use similar massacres to swing our own elections, although that might be more likely to elect Bush than John Kerry. And the rising tide of European appeasement of Al Qaeda and its ilk will threaten to isolate America for years to come.