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An hour ago, Germany's new defense minister gave reasons for Germany's abstention in an IMHO rather undiplomatic interview. He spoke about the dictator ensuring that there will be civilian dead, that ultimately ground troops would be needed, and that it is hypocritical to want to remove Ghaddafi only and do nothing in a lot of other places (I think he listed Sudan and Ivory Coast among others). (The journalist asked him if that's a prediction of disaster for the allies.) Then there was a quip about allies who previously courted Ghaddafi now rushing to the forefront, clearly aimed at Sarko.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Mar 18th, 2011 at 06:28:35 PM EST
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Anoter reason to be glad Googleburg is gone.

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by A swedish kind of death on Fri Mar 18th, 2011 at 07:08:13 PM EST
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Where did he give that interview? Got a link?

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Mon Mar 21st, 2011 at 11:47:39 AM EST
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Heute Journal on ZDF (18:20-22:25, or use the "Geschpräch mit Verteidigungsminister De Maziere" tab).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Mar 21st, 2011 at 02:42:56 PM EST
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Thanks

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Mon Mar 21st, 2011 at 04:11:48 PM EST
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I note that if he wants to be consequent, he should withdraw troops from Afghanistan today.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Mar 21st, 2011 at 04:26:21 PM EST
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