JUST WHAT SPAIN NEEDED: instead of a government reading the signs coming from everywhere (economists, EU, IMF, World Bank, etc) pointing to how bad the situation is and looking at themselves to see if they're to blame, the country has leaders who -- I assume in desperation -- have turned paranoid. Literally:
The Spanish government is convinced it is being unfairly treated by foreign investors and the media. José Blanco, Spain’s public works minister, hit out at “financial speculators” for attacking the euro and criticised “apocalyptic commentaries” about Spain’s finances.It's like the European version of Venezuela.
Appealing for patriotism, Mr Blanco said in a radio interview: “Nothing that is happening in the world, including the editorials of foreign newspapers, is casual or innocent.”