By: psr, 2007-01-14
I am often amazed to see political parties accuse one another of utilizing the State’s counter-terrorism strategy as a political weapon.
What exactly is wrong with it?
Counter-terrorism measures are made up of counter-terrorism policies and strategies, and of the implementation of both. It is one of the most important problems in Spain. Therefore, any possible discrepancy of a political party with the Government regarding counter-terrorism policies is a legitimate argument for political fight, like any other matter which may affect the State.
Should this matter be excluded from political debate, we would be restricting freedom of debate and granting the Government a blank check. We would find ourselves in an obscure climate of censorship, in which it is only possible to speak about certain issues in public. …