Thursday, September 01, 2005

Katrina's Trans-Atlantic Waves: German Minister Stands Behind Criticism of Bush - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News

"Carsten Voigt, who coordinates German-American relations for the German Foreign Ministry, attempted to smooth over any hard feelings on Wednesday, by stressing Germany's concern for America's Gulf Coast states and suggesting that Trittin's comments -- albeit accurate -- were badly timed and somewhat misplaced, given the scale of the catastrophe. ">Katrina's Trans-Atlantic Waves: German Minister Stands Behind Criticism of Bush - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News: "Carsten Voigt, who coordinates German-American relations for the German Foreign Ministry, attempted to smooth over any hard feelings on Wednesday, by stressing Germany's concern for America's Gulf Coast states and suggesting that Trittin's comments -- albeit accurate -- were badly timed and somewhat misplaced, given the scale of the catastrophe. "

What a mess! - This is really bad timing for a discussion that would be worth having - once people in the Gulf Coast region literally have their head above water again.

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