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November 18, 2003

Oh, those crazy Germans, it probably embarrassed 'em to say this.

From a German who keeps a jaundiced eye on the german press and government, I get this email:

No chance for Iraqi asylum applicants in Germany any more, because "at the time and in the near future political persecution in Iraq can be ruled out." (German Interior Minister Otto Schilly). And who do we have to thank for this good news? Certainly not that naive, stupid Texan, that neo-conservative striving to rule the world, that slave to capitalism controlled by the oil industry, that unpopular ... George Bush?

Asylum applications in Germany from Iraq dropped significantly after the war, anyway.

Vielen Dank, David!

UPDATE: The King of Fools posts some analysis of the numbers.