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FAZ writes a Bush snapped at a Merkel advicer before the chancellor's office complained (implying without explicitly writing it, that this 'intervention' was the reason for not wanting Obama there)

Der Amerikaner ist die Orchidee unter den Menschen
Volker Pispers
by Martin (weiser.mensch(at)googlemail.com) on Tue Jul 8th, 2008 at 08:56:09 PM EST
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<while I can't rate> Thanks for that, I missed this detail.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Jul 9th, 2008 at 04:28:40 AM EST
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