It was morning in Madrid and the IFEMA Convention Center was alive with activity, occasioned by an art fair opening scheduled for that evening, with attendees to include such luminaries as Spain's King Juan Carlos and Mexican President Vicente Fox. The activity came to a sudden halt at approximately 9:30 a.m. when a car, packed with about 50 pounds of explosives, blew up nearby, blowing out windows, damaging cars, and injuring 45 people. It was the work of the Basque separatist group ETA — ...

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