José María Aznar, the Spanish Prime Minister, was wrong to give the U.S. permission to use their Spanish bases for any attack on Iraq, because he risks a major backlash in his own country and he is already being labelled as another “Bush puppet.” There is major anti-war sentiment across Spain and Aznar should have thought long and hard before giving his full backing. It would have been better if he had waited until the United Nations weapons inspectors had given their report before he took any decision. Now, Spain is firmly part of the “Bush coalition” while the rest of the world is saying wait and see. Aznar told parliament a month ago; who do you trust Saddam Hussein or George W. Bush? While the answer for the Spanish PM was clear the same cannot be said for the Spanish population who looked upon Bush with distaste. Spain is a key ally to the United States and Aznar has made this quite clear.