While Not Quite The Thank You As From The Australian

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    This is all the more unexpected since it comes from Germany:

    http://medienkritik.typepad.com/blog/2005/06/otto_schily.html

     
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    While my grandma was bombed out twice by Us bombers she shared with me her gratitude for the US carepackets that helped many Germans
    survive after WW2 when noone else was willing to help them.

    Otto Schilly was a former member of the Green party that switched
    to the SPD (socialists) and became interior minister.

    He there did a good job and even got the support and acceptance
    by the rightwing Mr Gauweiler, the security expert of the union (conservatives).

    While under the SPD and Schroeder the NATO is paralyzed I hope
    in the upcoming election the CDU will win. They have my vote.
    Although I abstained voting in Germany by mail while living in the US
    in this crucial election I will give my votes to the conservatives
    in order to repair the German-Us relations.
     
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    It seems most Americans really do get that. You don't see the hostility towards Germany that you do towards France, there's reasons for that. Americans of German ancestry seem very hardworking and do not act superior, they act American. I for one have not forgotten that the German military did not back Hitler from the get go and the assassination attempts came from the military.

    After the war, the people for the most part, wanted to get their lives in order and rebuild Germany, though they mourned the loss of the East. When reunification came, it was the German's that have shouldered the burden, which probably accounts for much of what we have seen and heard of the frustrations in recent years. It appears that they are coming out of blaming others and want the government to get out of the way.
     

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