McCain Was For Meeting With Spanish Leader Before He Was Against It
Another aspect to the unfolding McCain scandal regarding his now stated unwillingness to meet with the leader of Spain, a longtime US ally and NATO member, is the fact that he was on record as wanting to meet with Zapatero before he was against it:
Republican Presidential candidate John McCain is willing to change the policy of distancing from the Spanish government imposed by the Bush Administration four years ago. He declares himself a supporter of bilateral relations and that José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero be invited to the White House. . . . McCain declared that "this is the moment to leave behind our differences with Spain" and added: "I would like to see [President Zapatero] visit the United States. I am very interested in not only normalizing our relations with Spain, but also seek to have good and productive relations with the goal of dealing with many issues and challenges we must meet together[.]"
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