by Atlantic Review
Mon Jan 9th, 2006 at 11:23:46 AM EST
From the diaries - whataboutbob
"An institution like Guantanamo can and should not exist in the longer term," Merkel told the weekly magazine Der Spiegel, days before her first visit to the United States.
Dialog International and the Atlantic Review write about a new German-Turkish initiative for the release of a Guantanamo detainee with Turkish citizenship, who was born and raised in Germany.
Many conservative Americans expected Merkel to be less critical of US policies than Schroeder, but apparently she is even more critical. Recently she told the press that Secretary Rice admitted that a mistake was made, when El Masri was snatched.
Are you surprised by Merkel, too? What is the future of US-German relations?