Staurofilakes, does your opinion of the United States of America have anything to do with the criticism of Spain for pulling their troops out of Iraq when public opinion of the Iraqui War soured in Spain? If so, forget it. It was an unfortunate decision but to Prime Minister Aznar, the only one he had at the moment because of political turmoil. The soldiers had no say in what their Government decided.
“War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.” —John Stuart Mill