Spain is having a field day!

John McCain insults Spain's President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
Go ahead.

Elect Sarah Palin because she’s a woman.

Elect John McCain because he’s old.

Spain’s reputable Cadena SER radio interviewed McCain:

Sir. Would you sit down with Raul Castro of Cuba?

“Certainly not!”

Sir. Would John McCain sit down with Evo Morales of Bolivia?

“Certainly not!”

Would you sit down with Hugo Chavez of Venezuela?

“Certainly not! I’ll stand firm against our enemies.”

Mr. McCain. Let’s shift to Spain, would you invite President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero [wiki] to meet with you in the White House?

[I] won’t promise, but Latin America is important.

McCain added he’ll work with anyone who cooperates with the U.S.A., “tenga el color que tenga”, “whatever his color.”

John McCain thinks Spain is a rogue state in South America. Of course he does!

Judge for yourself.
via FP Passport:

Interviewer: Let’s talk about Spain. If you are elected president, would you be willing to invite President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero to the White House to meet with you?

McCain: I would be willing to meet with those leaders who are our friends and want to work with us in a cooperative fashion. And by the way, President Calderon of Mexico is fighting a very tough fight against the drug cartels. I’m glad we are now working in cooperation with the Mexican government on the Merida plan and I intend to move forward with relations and invite as many of them as I can, of those leaders to the White House.

Interviewer: Would that invitation be extended to the Zapatero government, to the president itself?

McCain: I don’t…you know, honestly I have to look at the relations and the situations and the priorities but I can assure you, I will establish closer relations with our friends and I will stand up to those who want to do harm to the United States of America. I know how to do both.

Interviewer: So you have to see if he’s willing to meet with you, or you’ll be able to do it in the White House?

McCain: Again, I don’t…all I can tell you is that I have a clear record of working with leaders in the hemisphere that are friends with us and standing up to those who are not and that’s judged on basis of the importance of our relationship with Latin America and the entire region.

Interviewer: Okay, but what about Europe? I’m talking about the president of Spain.

McCain: What about me, what?

Interviewer: Are you willing to meet with him if you are elected president?

McCain: I’m willing to meet with any leader that’s dedicated to the same principles and philosophy that we are for human rights, democracy, and freedom and I will stand up to those that do not.