Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Does Anybody Believe that Germany

Didn’t cave in to the terrorists with a quid pro quo exchange for Susanne Osthoff? Certainly, this Reuters article rains on Merkel's parade:

“Berlin, whose new government has had an awkward start to ties with the Bush administration over counterterrorism tactics, said there was no link between Hammadi's release last week and that of a German hostage in Iraq just days later.”

Nope, no link here folks... Just a coincidence... Move along, move along...

When your counter-terrorism tactics consist of ransom and appeasement, you might expect an akward start.