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Spaniards Gloomy on ETA Peace Process

Seven months have passed since Basque Motherland and Liberty (ETA) announced its ceasefire. Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the peace process?

              Sept. 2006    Aug. 2006

Optimistic       39.4%         49.0%

Pessimistic      53.0%          39.3%

Source: Instituto Opina / Cadena Ser
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,000 Spanish adults, conducted on Sept. 28, 2006. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

Unless Zapatero is able to push through reforms that legalize Batasuna, this is never going to end.  ETA will embrace the bullet because Batasuna was denied the ballot, and the Spanish government will deny Batasuna the ballot because ETA embraced the bullet.  Will this ever end?

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Sun Oct 8th, 2006 at 06:13:51 PM EST
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Yes, Batasuna needs to condemn violence and register as a legal political party.

It is not politically feasible right now to repeal the guilt-by-association Article 9 of the Law of Political Parties.

By the way, the controversy o ver March 11 keeps heating up. The Police Union has attacked the king of right-wing talk radio [who thinks calling an investigative judge a Nazi is a pinch by a nun (sic)] for his insinuations that the police was complicit in the attacks. As they say on Escolar, one would have thought the day would never come that the far right and the police would be at loggerheads.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Oct 9th, 2006 at 04:07:31 AM EST
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