November 9, 2007


Merkel meeting Dalai Lama was mistake says Schroeder: report (AFP, 11/08/07)

Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has said his successor Angela Merkel committed a mistake in meeting Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, China's state media said Friday.

"My predecessors and I refused to meet with the Dalai Lama... and I hope the incumbent government will adhere to it, too," Schroeder told a seminar in China, according to the China Daily newspaper.

"Some recent situations have hurt Chinese people's feelings, and I regret it," the paper quoted him as saying.

All you have to know about the craven Mr. Schroeder is that he's sorry Saddam Hussein isn't still feeding Shi'a into shredders.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 9, 2007 7:47 AM

I think Churchill once said that the Germans were always either at your throat, or at your feet.

Posted by: Brandon at November 9, 2007 12:32 PM

Yes, but what does Jimmy Carter have to say about this? The whole world wants to know.

Posted by: ray at November 9, 2007 1:42 PM

Grovelling Schroeder, Director, Gazpom.

Posted by: ic at November 9, 2007 4:31 PM