Go Canada!: if the us goes back to treating the uk like a 2nd class country and focusing on germany and france again then its got another thing coming.
You see, that is an excellent illustration of the different objectives our respective governments have at this moment: Yours
appears to fight for the post of favourite lapdog
attempts to be a good friend
who will even tell you when you´re wrong
I must say I´ll rather keep ours
747-451: Quite frankly, I disagree. Fischer has been radicalised since the 70's as have the Greens and has been anti-US for a loooong time, even before the Pershing powered anti-Regan political movements of the 80's. Shroeder capitalized on this as well by fawning and currying favor to the Greens to win (an almost American political strategy).
How is that reconcilable with the fact that the Schröder/Fischer government put its existence on the line for a military campaign in a) Kosovo and again for b) Afghanistan after 9-11?
I´ll tell you: It isn´t
. And your statement above is so utterly laughable
for anybody who has even superficially followed german politics through the past decades that it tells a lot about your complete ignorance
about Germany and its current government.
Even in his "wild days" Fischer was far from the lunatic fringe of the time. Within the green party he had always been one of the most explicit exponents of the "realo" wing, which finally triumphed over the more radical elements when the greens joined the coalition with Schröder´s social democrats for the federal government. As foreign minister, he has never
used inflammatory language and has never
proposed any extremist positions. If anything, he´s an "extreme constructivist", if there is such a thing.
Your statement could hardly be any farther
away from reality
747-451: so like the German parliament, the "lefties" are also playing two sides against the middle and engaging in their own form or "righteous hypocrisy".
Can you please explain this gibberish to some extent? I don´t even know what you´re talking about
747-451: As far as bushy and rumy and "grenade tossing"--the UN has been impotent for a long time, a hot bed of Anti-US, racist and double standard laden cesspool, lorded over by another anti-US syncophant, Kofi Anon.
I´m happy that the internet connection to your parallel universe
appears to be relatively stable, right now, so I´ll answer before the wormhole collapses again.
"The UN" is the assembly of nations of this planet. And the USA have had a pretty strong standing in it as long as it hadn´t yet alienated the rest of the world - notably in the Security Council, where US governments were one of the major blocking forces for very many initiatives, including some you´re decrying here.
And Khofi Annan "another anti-US syncophant"? Yeah, and the vegetarian Mahatma Gandhi used to have little babies for breakfast, right?
747-451: Even though the present German government is steeped in rhetoric, I really see no healing of any political relationships until they or both the US and Germany have fundamental changes in their leadership.
When you´re actually trying to look at the sources (just try this: http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/www/en/index_html
), you may find that it´s a pretty one-sided affair; The seethingly contemptuous rethoric we´ve witnessed from the Washington side has not been mirrored over here (even though it won´t be forgotten
). The tone in german foreign politics is very measured, almost clinical. But I´m open for evidence to the contrary. Good luck.
747-451: Though Bush and the rhetoric factory are foul and vile at times, at least I have found that they waver less and stick to their policies more than many others, whether it be compared to Germany, France or even the vile, disgusting Pelosi/Daschle/Clinton axis of obstructionism and hypocrisy
You´ll find that the german government has been very, very consistent and stable in its foreign policy. It was Bush´s mistake to believe they could be bullied "back in line", and the outraged shrieks that followed when he discovered his mistake give testimony to his miscalculation.
If there´s anything I´m a little proud of with my country, it´s that it has continued to stand up for what it thinks is right