Saw El Presidente’ Jose’ Maria Aznar interviewed last night by Charlie Rose((‘Charlie Rose’ show.)
That show and another show today said Spain has 4 million new jobs, the best economic growth in Europe, and more investment in South America than any other country(not sure if they meant ‘in the world’ or ‘in Europe’ as I know Japan and US have a lot invested there.)
He has taken his country from socialist to centrist, and in so doing made it the growth market of Europe(Charlie Rose’ words.) I wonder if any countries with a sluggish economy will follow?
It was an interesting interview. The fact that he said he "is stepping down after eight years as El Presidente’ " before the election and reiterates it after the election shows him to be a man of new beginnings(something he also said of Pres. Bush.)
Pres. Aznar said his country had been fighting terrorism since before September 11, 2001.
He said UN Resolution 1441 says"this is your(Saddam’s) last chance. Show us your WMD’s weapons/programs and we will destroy them or else show us your records of destruction of the WMD’s. Saddam did not comply. The coalition did the right thing."
Pres. Aznar said “Pres. Bush did the correct thing. I will say something not PC(Politically Correct.) I hope that President Bush is re-elected.”
Though I guess the world has a few dictators with a better chance than he has of being UN Sec/Gen.