He not only is tremendously unempathic person but also a terrible liar.
Let me inform you, Federico Trillo was named minister of Defence under Aznar's presidency, and what happened is that in the year 2000 a YAK-42 with
62 soldiers on board crashed in Turkey on its way to Zaragoza (Spain), returning from Afghanistan. There were no survivors. The thing is that there had been other 47 flights with the same plane, and many soldiers had reported it was pin bad conditions. An investigation was carried out, and it was practically proved that YAK-42 was indeed a terrible-quality plane and, not only that, the ministry of Defence could have indeed prevented the accident.
Federico Trillo lied to the relatives of the victims, first by saying that "the YAK-42 was a good plane" and telling them the victims had been identified (some later found out that many corpses were mixed up), and when it was proved that he was lying and families protested, he said that they had "political reasons". Disgusting.
And do you know what was Trillo's punishment for all this? Being ambassador of Spain in London. Our president Mariano Rajoy set him there.
He has finally decided to return to his old position, but given what he did, he should not be allowed to occupy any public position. It's an insult for the victims of the YAK-42 and their families. I hope there can be a trial soon and justice can be made.
(The worst is the pathetic reaction of some Partido Popular members, who said things like "It's already solved" or "We don't have to appologize for anything".
I think I might be among the few Spanish persons who really worries about these kinds of things. Although with Podemos, that's slowly changing.
The thing is it's not very typical to talk about Spanish politics or history, I mean, not as much as Germans, Brits, the French or Russians.
I think it's related with the fact that, during the Francoist dictatorship, there was no free speech.
Just an observation.