posted on Sep, 22 2005 @ 08:00 AM
Originally posted by shots
I hope she wins. Just curious though since you say "here in Germany", I assume you are German, Does that mean even the Germans wanted to see her
win knowing she is somewhat pro American.
The specific stance on the US question has never been discussed or played a significant role in the campaigns; no serious person would have let that
influence his or her decision to vote.
Apart from that there is no anti-american policy in Germany. The government that showed this kind of populistic tendency is the US government,
speaking furiously against France and Germany. All there was was an anti-WAR policy; so the only difference a "pro american" chancellor could make
would be to increase german dependancy on the US.
Even if Merkel becomes chancellor Germany will not begin active support of the Iraq crisis. Nor will Germany follow the US in any other wars that are
begun based on similar conditions, or support US views that are decidedly not the wish of the german population. The effect on transatlantic relations
would be marginal under Merkel (although undoubtly some media would celebrate the nonexistant "swing in relations"), because there still would be
the same person in the White House.