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Spain / Madrid Train Bombings / Walsh Interview #756166

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Mar 14, 2004
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(Studio: Carol Lin) The impact of the war in Iraq and Thursday’s train bombing on the victory of Spain’s Socialist Party in parliamentary elections noted; scenes shown of celebrations in Madrid.

(Madrid, Spain: Bill Neely) The train bombing investigation featured; details given of the arrest of 3 Moroccans and possible ties to Al Qaeda, including a video {excerpt quoted} claiming the terrorist group bombed the trains because of Spain’s support for the US; scenes shown from the bombing site. [Spanish OFFICIAL – comments on suspicions about the Moroccans in Madrid.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Live interview held with Harvard University’s Jim Walsh† about the impact terrorism can have on political outcomes. [WALSH – says the terrorists will see the ouster of Spain’s ruling party as a victory; speculates on when Al Qaeda will strike again in light of upcoming US elections; notes the real impact might be for Britain, Italy & Australia; states the job of recruiting US allies just got tougher.]

Lin, Carol;
Neely, Bill

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