December 11, 2002
Viva España!

One more thing before I go to bed:

InstaPundit quotes a news report about a North Korean ship caught smuggling Scud missiles to Yemen. What I thought was most interesting was that it was a Spanish frigate that made the catch. I thought the War on Terror (or whatever you want to call it) was supposed to be a unilateral American effort, or an Anglospheric conspiracy of Americans, British, and Australians, or a joint operation of the Anglosphere and their evil Israeli puppetmasters, with maybe a few unimportant hangers-on like Turkey, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Eritrea, and others too numerous to list. Of course, some of us remember that allied losses in Afghanistan, besides roughly forty Americans and quite a few Afghans, included four Canadians, three Danes, two Germans, and an Australian. It would be good if the American press gave our allies more and better, well, press. And I'm very glad to hear that Spain is helping out, which I had not known. As military powers go, Spain may not be quite in a class with France or Germany, but it's not exactly Luxembourg, either. The Japanese are said to be sending a ship to the Indian Ocean. I wonder who else has contributed ships, planes, and men. And I wonder when the press will figure out that the War on Terror is far more than unilateral, or bilateral, or even trilateral, even if it does not meet their silly 'omnilateral' standard.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at December 11, 2002 12:01 AM