To show that he is no longer the Falangist flunkey of the Axis, fat Francisco Franco last week:
¶ Severed relations with Japan, because Jap soldiers had "brutally mistreated" 172 Spanish nationals in Manila.
¶ Prepared to check on all Germans in Spain, to determine whether they were on the Allies' war-criminals list.
¶ Granted amnesty to Spanish political exiles and invited them to come home (but reserved the right to reject individual re-entries).
Nobody was impressed. Exiled Socialist Indalecio Prieto, last Republican War Minister, who is now in Washington working for a Republican comeback, spoke for the skeptics: "An...