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Boston Globe .  The impact of Schroeder’s crass anti-american campaign tactic in the German elections continues to backfire.  L
September 24th, 2002 by Ken Hagler

Boston Globe.  The impact of Schroeder’s crass anti-american campaign tactic in the German elections continues to backfire.  Like the US, Germany should be focusing on fixing its economy.  With 10% unemployment (2x the US), and nearly 0% growth (vs. a slow 1% in the US), indulging in US bashing and tales of woe about the fate of Iraq (a country most Germans, like most Americans, probably couldn’t place on a map) during a crucial election, is disheartening. [John Robb’s Radio Weblog]

Here’s a quote from the article that illustrates nicely where the anti-American votes in Germany are coming from:

bq. In West Berlin’s Shoneberg neighborhood, a liberal stronghold, Marie Brinckmann, 21, wore a black beret and held a red rose she had just received from a Red party campaign worker. She was asked about the anti-American tone of the election. ”It is cool to be anti-American,” she said flatly.


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