Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said Sunday he had given orders for Spain’s 1,400 troops in Iraq to come home as soon as possible.
Zapatero had said previously he would pull out the troops if the United Nations did not take charge in Iraq by June 30. He said he was acting now because there was no prospect of a U.N. resolution being adopted that met Spain’s conditions.
Zapatero’s decision creates more problems for the United States whose forces are locked in the fiercest fighting in Iraq since last year’s war toppled Saddam Hussein.
U.S. combat casualties in Iraq topped 500 Sunday.
I told you I liked this guy.
Bravo Mr. Zapatero, Bravo.