Friday, January 13, 2006
Schroeder Anti-War Afterall?
Remember Gerhard Schroeder, one of two evil European leaders (along with that slicked back greaser French President Jacques Chirac; forget Vladimir Putin of Russia, the Russkies have always been despised) who had the temerity to speak out against the U.S. war in Iraq? Well, it now seems maybe Gerhard's anti-war diatribes may have been nothing more than fodder for the cameras and a suckered German public. Stories are now out here that Germany's intelligence service, the BND, helped U.S. forces in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In particular, BND agents in Iraq allegedly helped U.S. forces by identifying targets for bombing raids. The German parliament -- like parliaments the world over -- will likely set up a commission to probe the charges. Ah, another commission to softpedal the political fallout. The opposition Greens, Free Democrats and Left Party are all for that. Meanwhile, Schroeder's successor, Angela Merkel, has made her first visit to Washington as German chancellor to patch up 'relations' bruised by Gerhard's alleged failure to bow down like a suppine servant to Master Bush. Given the new allegations, it's hard to figure out what exactly the Busheviks wanted ol' Gerhard to do? True to form, Bush said at a press conference with Merkel that he was unaware of the claims.