Tuesday, October 04, 2005

spain, trying to have it both ways

African would-be immigrants trying to get into Spain highlights an an interesting isue. The final remnants of Spain's colonial past are two small cities on the Moroccan coast. You'd think the Spanish would want to give Ceuta and Melilla back to Morocco just to avoid them being rushed by migrants! In any case, I always have a hard time crediting Spain's arguments for getting Gibraltar back from Britain (Gib's population overwhelmingly OPPOSES being returned to Spain) when Spain insists on holding onto these two Moroccan towns. Guess Spain would like to have it both ways -- hold onto their coastal enclaves while demanding the return of another...