Merkel spoke well, and I think Germany - my country - is dealing very responsible and appropriate with its past. I like the strong support for Israel, which is outstanding in Europe.
Not quite as dramatic as Elie Wiesel’s appearance at the Reichstag years ago, but (M)Erkel still chose the right words for a change.
posted on 03/18/2008 2:37:34 PM PDT
(I Live in New Jersey for the Same Reason People Slow Down to Look at Car Crashes)
I hope Germans are infinitely patient. Because eternity is just about what it'll take to convince a significant proportion of the world's population that Germans have changed their stripes and should finally be forgiven. This was no minor faux pas after all.
i was in dachau last year. very impressive display of contrition. and very moving...
posted on 03/18/2008 4:00:19 PM PDT
(If you can't stand behind our troops, then please stand in front...)
"Merkel spoke well, and I think Germany - my country - is dealing very responsible and appropriate with its past. I like the strong support for Israel, which is outstanding in Europe."
I agree, Michael81Dus, and am proud of Germany as one of the greatest allies of the USA and of Israel. Humility is the way to true strength.
posted on 03/18/2008 5:48:03 PM PDT
(Worthless male weekend warrior has-been trash with no degree.)
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