Spain is this week commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the kidnapping and terrorist murder of a young Popular Party councillor in the Basque Country: Miguel Ángel Blanco.

Three ETA terrorists snatched him on Thursday, July 10, 1997, while Blanco, a resident of the village of Ermua, was on his way to work in the nearby town of Eibar.

That same evening, they demanded ETA prisoners be moved back to jails in the Basque Country. The Spanish government had implemented a policy of spreading them around the rest of the country.

A 4 p.m. deadline for the Saturday was set and the PP g...