Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar illegally involved Spain in the Iraq war, according to a lawsuit to be filed next week..

The civil suit against Aznar is to be filed by a broad range of Spanish organizations and people grouped in what they call the Platform for Trial of Aznar.
You may agree with Aznar or not on the support of the Iraq war, but you can't say it was done illegally: it was after a vote in Parliament, where his party held a majority. This lawsuit isn't going anywhere, and will be tossed by the court.

Incidentally, it's worth noting that one of the lawsuit backers is former Communist leader Julio Anguita; his son, a journalist, was killed during the war by the Iraqis, while embedded with US troops.