They won, we lost.
The more I learn about the Spanish bombing, the more convinced I am that al-Qaeda have won a major victory.
BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Spain to re-join 'Old Europe'
Item 2: Norway's Defense Research Establishment also uncovered documents linking al-Qaeda to the attacks. The documents said: "We must make use of the proximity to the elections in Spain in March next year. Spain can stand a maximum of two or three attacks before they will withdraw from Iraq."
The document identifies Spain as the weakest link in the Coalition of the Willing and says that if Spain withdrew then the other partners would follow like "pieces of domino".
And so on.....