Via Instapundit, the Spanish PM criticizes the "material interests" of France, China, and Russia in Iraq--and echoes Portugal's statements re American military protection quoted below:
"What is the alternative to security today that the United States offers to the world? ... Can you really think about fighting against terrorism without the participation of the United States?" Aznar asked.Possibly, if you've got a military budget that allows you to project force into a region without resorting to the use of tourist ferries. Or if you're just completely divorced from reality.