I wrote earlier today that Prime Minister Zapatero is no statesman and is a political rookie. Rantingprofs has some astute comments to back that up as she links to this story.
Many here contend Aznar has adopted a servile stance toward the United States. In contrast, Socialist party leader Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero stressed his independence and willingness to criticize Washington. Many approvingly cited an incident during last October's Columbus Day military parade when Zapatero sat down as the American flag passed by. "It's not my flag," he reportedly said later.And you won't believe how offended someone can get over a necktie selection. Go read both links.