German media endorses President Bush


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riverdog
October 29, 2004, 10:44 AM
Like I really give a s#*t what Europeans think, but this is a really interesting perspective.
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Perhaps the largest October surprise in Germany is the BILD newspaper’s endorsement of President George W. Bush. BILD, which has the widest circulation of any newspaper in Europe, lists the following 10 reasons why Bush should be re-elected:

1. Bush has clear priorities. He sees the inhuman Islamic fundamentalism and the murderous mullahs as the largest danger for the Western world.

2. Bush has learned the lessons of history. Military strength, not pleasant talk, is the only thing that helps against violent fanatics. And with Bush — unlike with Kerry — there is no doubt about this.

3. Under Bush, the US, as a superpower, will continue to bear the financial, military and casualty burden in the fight against terrorism in a “holy war” which Islamic fanatics unilaterally declared. [It’s ultimately about the cash-flow, Damen und Herren. —ed.]

4. Along with fighting terror and the terrorists, a re-elected Bush will do everything he can to prevent nuclear proliferation. That is especially true with regard to the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea.

5. Bush has learned that America can defeat every country in war, but needs allies in peace. Thus, his second term will be characterized by cooperation with international partners. But he will not depend on how Syria or Libya vote at the UN.

6. Bush knows that Europe and Germany don’t have the military at their disposal to become involved in any further foreign military engagements. Therefore he won’t ask them for help. Kerry will do exactly that — and will further burden already damaged German-American relations.

7. Under Bush, America will remain a reliable partner for Israel in its fight for survival. That must especially be in our German interest.

8. Republicans have always been stronger supporters of free trade than Democrats. That is also true of Bush when compared to Kerry. And that is good for Germany as an export nation.

9. Every new American administration makes mistakes. Bush has already made his. Kerry, on the other hand, has of yet held no (executive) position in the government. He would be worse prepared than most Presidents preceding him.

10. With Bush, we know what to expect. With Kerry, nobody knows what he stands for and where he wants to lead America — and the world.

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riverdog
October 29, 2004, 10:53 AM
Bild Backs Bush (http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,1564,1377803,00.html)

KRAUTGUNNER
October 29, 2004, 10:55 AM
The BILD is NOT a newspaper, but a abominable, filthy rag, not even good enough to wipe one's butt with! Sex and crime and lies are the specialty of that "newspaper". Almost as bad as the Britisch tabloids SUN or MIRROR!

But I have to admit (grudgingly) that once, at least ONCE , the BILD is absolutely right!

BigG
October 29, 2004, 03:26 PM
Bild Zeitung is ok by me! Kind of like Natl Enquirer here but maybe a cut above. The bikini girls actually are sans tops, iirc.

Cool Hand Luke 22:36
October 29, 2004, 04:55 PM
Heh,

Germans, the people we always loved!

Good to have them back on board if this is a widespread sentiment in that country.

Standing Wolf
October 29, 2004, 05:17 PM
2. Bush has learned the lessons of history.

I knew there had to be a perfectly rational explanation for our fighting yet another land war in Asia.

KRAUTGUNNER
October 29, 2004, 05:24 PM
@ Cool Hand Luke 22:36:

Good to have them back on board if this is a widespread sentiment in that country.

Alas this is NOT a widespread sentiment in Germany!

About 75% of the German population wish that sKerry'll win the election.

The BILD tabloid caught a lot of flak by the liberal media in Germany.

Andrew Rothman
October 29, 2004, 06:44 PM
Good way to sell newspapers, though, isn't it? :D

Black Snowman
October 29, 2004, 06:51 PM
On rare occasions the truth is newsworthy.

jefnvk
October 30, 2004, 05:21 AM
10. With Bush, we know what to expect. With Kerry, nobody knows what he stands for and where he wants to lead America — and the world.

They sure got a point there, although anyone that has listened to Kerry should have been able to figure that one out.

4 days and I can stop worrying about the possibility of Kerry winning.

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