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Maybe John Kerry does not know - but I am happy to explain it to him - that my commitment to withdraw the troops goes back before the tragic, dramatic terrorist attack. ---->>>

My commitment is my commitment. ---->>>

I want to increase our spending on research and development by 25%. That's something the U.S. does very well. That dynamism alongside a welfare state in the European community - that's the synthesis I want to achieve. ---->>>

The more equality women have, the fairer, more civilized and tolerant society will be. Sexual equality is a lot more effective against terrorism than military strength. ---->>>

Any peace process after so many years of horror and terror will be long and difficult. ---->>>

We're aligning ourselves with Kerry. Our allegiance will be for peace, against war, no more deaths for oil, and for a dialogue between the government of Spain and the new Kerry administration. ---->>>

Democratic power is the only voice most citizens have. ---->>>

I said when I came into office that I don't want to be a great leader; I want to be a good democrat. ---->>>

The corporations and the media don't need power; they already have it. ---->>>

The economic, social and cultural progress of a nation depends on citizens counting for more and having more rights. ---->>>

Wars such as those which have occurred in Iraq only allow hatred, violence and terror to proliferate. ---->>>

It's true that the war in Iraq opened a distance in relations between part of Europe and the U.S. government, but our basic ties are stronger than that. We share democracy, free markets and a commitment to Western security. We differ on how to guarantee that security. ---->>>

Markets are very important but for the government the citizens are more so. ---->>>

No Spanish government has given into terror and no government will do that. ---->>>

The risk of a terrorist victory is greater when in fighting terror, democracy betrays its own essence. ---->>>

I will listen to Mr Bush but my position is very clear and very firm. The occupation is a fiasco. There have been almost more deaths after the war than during the war. ---->>>

Spaniards have always shown great maturity and great common sense when it comes to voting. ---->>>

You can't bomb a people just in case. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Spanish
Born: 08-04, 1960
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Occupation: Statesman
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José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (Spanish: [xoseˈlwiz roˈðɾiɣeθ θapaˈteɾo]; born 4 August 1960) is a Spanish politician and member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE). He was elected for two terms as Prime Minister of Spain, in the 2004 and 2008 general elections. On 2 April 2011 he announced he would not stand for re-election in the 2011 general election (wikipedia)