Reports: Basque separatists announce ‘permanent’ ceasefire (Associated Press, 3/22/06)

The Basque separatist group ETA on Wednesday announced a permanent cease-fire, apparently bringing a dramatic end to nearly four decades of violence that claimed more than 800 lives, Basque television reported following a communiqué from the group.

Why keep fighting when you’ve already won. The devolution of Spain though illustrates the futility of trying to maintain the fiction that there is an Iraq.

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