Man Without Qualities

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Not Like The Old Days

German troops serving with the KFOR international peacekeeping contingent in Kosovo have been accused of hiding in barracks "like frightened rabbits" during the interethnic rioting that erupted in the province in March.

A hard-hitting German police report sent to the Berlin government last week criticizes the troops for cowardice and for their failure to quell the rioting in which 19 people died and about 900 others were injured. ....

So far, the German government has refused to acknowledge publicly the complaints made in the police report.

On the other hand, this story suggests that it's probably better that Germany didn't send troops to support the liberation of Iraq.

Of course, it could have been worse. They could have sent Forklift Driver Klaus!

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