The Right Coast

February 05, 2006
She's got that right
By Tom Smith

I am glad to see German Chancellor Merkel speaking this way:

German Chancellor Angela Merkel evoked her nation's own history as a cautionary tale of what can happen when threats to peace remain unchecked.

Dr Merkel, speaking at the annual Munich Conference on Security Policy, said Germany's own experiences during the 1930s should be a warning over how to deal with Iran. "Now we see that there were times when we could have acted differently. For that reason Germany is obliged to make clear what is permissible and what isn't," she said.