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OpinionJournal: The Truth About 3/11: This is no time to hand the terrorists a victory.
Outgoing PM Aznar of Spain has written a good editorial on why it’s essential that we not give in to terrorists. The Spanish electorate made a short-term miscalculation in getting rid of him and hopefully they will change their minds. I would hate to spend the rest of my life surrendering to al Qaeda every time I eat Tapas.

On March 11, Spain suffered the worst terrorist attack in its history and one of the bloodiest the world has ever known. Terrorists planned their cowardly acts with the express purpose of killing as many people as possible, in order to sow terror and strike a mortal blow against our freedoms and rights. It was a day we felt an immense pain, pain we will never forget. But it was also a pain we must all learn from.

Its lessons are simple. If we want to stop terrorists from murdering us and from dictating how we lead our lives, we must confront them. Some think the solution is to sue for peace, to negotiate with terrorists so that they might go and kill elsewhere. But that way is unacceptable to me and to millions of Spaniards. Terrorism deserves only to be defeated. This is the debt we owe to the victims of the attacks, and to the society that mourns them.

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