Remember all the “If ___, then the terrorists will have won” cliches shortly after 9/11?
After committing Spain’s equivalent of 9/11 last week, guess what?
They won–at the ballot box.
UPDATE: Virginia Postrel writes:
Warning to terrorists: Americans do not draw the same conclusions from massacres that the Spanish did. Americans tend to rally around the president and direct our anger outward.
At the risk of jettisoning any Kerry-like nuance, damn straight.