|Condoleza Rice has visited Madrid in order to improve the relationships between the republican administration of Bush and the socialist government of Rodríguez Zapatero. In the final press conference, she has criticized the policy of the Spanish government with Cuba, to give too much support to a dictator -Fidel- and not to treat with the democratic opposition, lain in a basic way in Miami.|
Condoleza is right. But out of bond she knew some history of the country that she represents, the United States of America, and in particular of its foreign policy and, more in particular, with the Spanish state.
1953, when the dictator Franco was ready from getting on for his economical and political failure and for the international pressure, the president Eisenhower (1953-1961) came to prop it, pouring a fabulous amount of money, military support and political support in the Spanish state and international. The same they continued making Kennedy (1961-1963), Johnson (1963-1969), Nixon (1969-1974) and Ford (1974-1977) until the biological end of Franco. Franco died in 1975 in the bed and with plenitude of power thanks to the unconditional support of the U.S.A. to his dictatorship for 22 years, which blocked the democratic opposition interning or in the exile nothing could make to reinstate the democracy.
What has to make the government of the Spanish estate with Fidel? That the U.S.A. say for mouth of Condoleza or that U.S.A. made with Franco, that the history teaches?