(By Ray D.)
In case you missed it, here is another of the German media's Schroeder-lapdogs blaming Osama bin Laden and George W. Bush in the same commentary on the ARD-Tagesthemen (Germany's main state-sponsored evening news program) for terror and insecurity in the world. This commentary was given to mark the fifth anniversary of 9/11. If anyone honestly believed that the anti-American stupidity in the German media had abated, here is more proof that it hasn't!
Here a translation submitted by one of our readers, edited by us. If you live in Germany, this is how your German public broadcasting tax money is being put to good use!:
Anchorwoman: Christoph Lütgert of the Norddeutscher Rundfunk, on the lessons and impacts of the 9/11 attacks.
Christoph Lütgert: Some may believe it an outrage to mention the names Osama bin Laden and George W Bush in the same breath, but I believe both have made our world much less safe. With his fight against terror, Bush was a willing marionette of out-of control neo-conservatives in the USA, and at the same time a help in fulfilling the objectives of the terror godfather bin Laden. Bush is primarily responsible for making the geopolitical consequences of September 11, 2001 worse than the catastrophe itself.
The war against Iraq, itself is a crime against international law, with no end in sight for the chaos, bloodshed and civil war. The recent Lebanon war would not have been thinkable without the Bush inspired radicalization of the Islamic world, likewise the threatening nuclear behavior of the terrible Iranian President Ahmadinejad.
As time increasingly passes, the accomplishments of the previous Red-Green (Schroeder-Fischer) administration, which distanced itself from this disastrous and unspeakable President, as the majority of Americans now do, are becoming increasingly evident. The current Union (CDU/CSU) administration under Angela Merkel should not be spared the reminder that it took her far longer. Perhaps, looking at the positive, it is all the more significant that we now see Chancellor Merkel and other prominent members of her administration clearly denouncing the abhorrent elements of Bush’s fight against terror, the human rights violations of Guantanamo Bay and CIA prisons.
It will take the free world a long time to repair the damage done by Osama bin Laden and George W. Bush, if that can be accomplished at all. And it (the free world) will be repeatedly challenged in its fight against terror not to give up freedoms that it in fact wants to defend.
Endnote: If you wish to contact Tagesschau on this commentary, they can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, Tibor pointed out the Luetgert commentary and a response to it in Handelsblatt. At least someone is responding. (Hattips Tibor and Marko. Thanks also to Marko for hi-tech support.)
UPDATE #2: This is not the first time we have dealt with Mr. Luetgert. We caught him lying to the German people last year as well.