CNN is characterizing former German Chancellor and Gazprom employee Gerhard Schroeder as an "ex-friend" of George W. Bush's. Under it's "Latest News" list, one headline reads "Ticker: Bush is lying, ex-friend says". For CNN to characterize Gerhard Schroeder as ever having been a friend of Bush's (in anything other than a purely diplomatic sense) is a stretch at best - and a disingenuous fabrication designed to attract reader's attention at its core.
One of the side-effects of Bush's re-emergence is that the German media is sure to revert to its reflexive diarrhea of hyper-simplified attacks on everything in the United States not associated with the far left. Strap on your safety belts.