Heightened risk?

Heightened risk? - March 16, 2004
For the first time, a terrorist act (or the reaction to it) has impacted a democratic election. If the Spanish bombings are indeed connected to international Muslim extremists, it would be the first time since 9/11 that terrorists acts resulted in any political capital for the bombers. The success of the Madrid bombings in getting Spain to pull out of the Iraqi occupation forces puts other coalition partners (such as Thailand) at greater risk of similar terrorist acts.

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