Thanks to I Own The World for this gem, commentary by a Mexican national comparing the U.S. to Spain.
Spain elected a Socialist government shortly after Moslems bombed a subway, running up an impressive body count. The message was that Spain should immediately pull is modest contingent of troops from the Iraq war.
The Spanish, "running like whipped Spaniards" promptly elected a Socialist president, who summarily removed their troops and instituted all the trappings of socialism in Spain to the detriment of an otherwise healthy economy. As his popularity fell the president "outsourced" the voting priviledge and won a second term, bringing Spain to the ruin it endures today.
Impressive that it only took two terms (8 years) to accomplish this, no?