Someone better get to Romano Prodi, quicklike, and show him the error of his ways:
The president of the European Commission, Romano Prodi, Sunday expressed shock over the slaying of seven Spanish intelligence officers in Iraq.
“I am shocked to have to mourn again new casualties in Iraq, for a terrorist attack against a Spanish convoy,” Prodi said in a statement.
“This month was the bloodiest since the end of the war and Spain paid its death toll for trying to contribute to stabilise Iraq and help civilians get back to normal life.”
Prodi said the latest attack “will not weaken the determination of the international community to help to establish a free and democratic government in Iraq.”
The Spanish intelligence agents were killed on Saturday in an ambush south of Baghdad. An eighth Spanish agent was injured.
Damnit, Romano- those were not terrorists! According to Josh Marshall and the always sickening Atrios, clearly these are freedom fighters. Or guerillas. Perhaps Romano Prodi should read this bit from Marshall again: