Chancellor Angela Merkel made a forceful pitch for Europe to play a more assertive role in global affairs as U.S. President Donald Trump dismantles the post-World War II order, setting the stage for a potential tense standoff at the Group of Seven summit this week.We find this ironic coming from the Krauts during the week of D-Day anniversary commemorations.
We have a photo montage of our maternal grandfather in Europe in 1944-1945. He looks like he stepped right out of a WWII GI flick. Millions of American families have similar photos.
No, we aren't arguing that since we won the war and Germany lost, Angela Merkel should shut the hell up, though she should.* Our point is that the United States spent the 20th century cleaning up the mess left by European diplomacy; August, 1914, Versailles, Munich, etc etc.
Metternich, Castlereigh and Bismarck these people are not.
*In 2005 we actually emailed a member of the German Bundestaag and told him to do just that after he said he didn't want to see any more dead American soldiers in Iraq. To which we replied, 'Being German, you'd know a lot about that.'