Reporters didn’t put it this way, but the people of Spain demonstrated in their national elections on March 14 that they don’t have the stomach to continue helping the U.S. in the war against terrorism. After al-Qaeda was blamed for bombings in Spain that took more than 200 lives and were labeled Europe’s 9/11, the pro-American Spanish government was defeated at the polls.
Spain could stand up to the terrorists or be intimidated by them. The terrorists have won. Socialist leader Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, who will take over from outgoing Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, said he would probably withdraw Spain’s 1,300 troops from Iraq and will move toward a “pro-European” foreign policy. In this country, John Kerry openly talks about foreign backing for his campaign. He says, “I have heard from foreign leaders?[who] would love to see a change in the leadership of the United States.”
Some conservatives contend this amounts to “disloyalty to the U.S.” But it is part of a pattern by Kerry. Not only did he turn against the Vietnam War, in which he served, but he actively fought Reagan administration efforts to keep Central America non-communist. Kerry also opposed Reagan’s efforts to counter Soviet influence in Europe. Most recently, Kerry threw his weight behind the efforts of the Congressional Black Caucus to keep Marxist Jean-Bertrand Aristide in power in Haiti. Kerry even said he would have used U.S. troops to prop up Aristide.
Two members of the caucus, Reps. John Conyers and Sheila Jackson Lee, recently took the stage in Washington, D.C. with members of the communist Workers World Party to express support for Aristide. They claim he was kidnapped by the U.S., but the Steele Foundation, the firm which supplied his bodyguards, says that is absolute nonsense. The caucus previously achieved notoriety for supporting the issuance of a U.S. postage stamp honoring Paul Robeson, a U.S. Communist Party member who became an apologist for the old Soviet Union.
Haitian Americans that we contacted say that the Congressional Black Caucus has emerged as an anti-American Trojan horse whose goal is to “undermine America’s preeminent position as the sole economic, political and military superpower, by extending the European community’s influence in the Americas and the world, as well as that of leftist leaders such as Aristide, Chavez [of Venezuela] and Lula of Brazil.” Meanwhile, the Socialist Prime Minister of Jamaica, P.J. Patterson, is hosting Aristide, a visit regarded by U.S. and Haitian officials as troubling and hostile. Aristide, who reportedly looted Haiti and profited from drug trafficking, has a fortune estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars. He can use that money to stir up trouble for America in Haiti and elsewhere.
Their goal, said our source, is to defeat Bush “so that the enemy’s operational effectiveness can be re-established through connections put in place in the U.S. Democratic Party, during the Clinton years, by the international neo-Marxist movement?” These include financial connections to the former Aristide regime.