The Spanish government’s Cuba policy seems to have seriously backfired. Not only has Zapatero’s foreign policy further eroded Spain’s relationship with the US, it has also resulted in a loss of credibility from other European democracies.
This article by Soeren Kern insightfully explores the self serving motivations and disastrous outcomes of Zapatero’s foreign policy.
Spanish Foreign Policy Hits Rocks Over Cuba
Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and his political spin doctors have been especially busy this summer. Indeed, they have been making furious rounds on the national television talk show circuit, trying to explain to an increasingly skeptical Spanish public just why the Socialist government’s “progressive” foreign policy of coddling third world despots has turned Spain into one of the most marginalized countries in the European Union.
The rest of this worthwhile read here.
Spain will hold elections next year. Hopefully Zapatero will get the boot.