Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Watch Out Poland!

Idly watching the Euro tank, I picked up a gem of German morality here:

Mr Schroeder appeared to rebuff the UK's calls for a review of farm subsidies.

Pointing to the deal reached on French farm subsidies in 2002, he said: "Germany has a habit - and I think it's a good habit - to stick to agreements concluded and contracts signed."

Obviously the German habit doesn't extend to honoring treaties like the one Germany signed in 1984 guaranteeing the level of Brit funding of the EU.

Self-serving hypocrisy is in an ancient German tradition:

On September 1, 1939, Hitler told the Nazi Reichstag that Poland had tried to invade Germany, and the Wehrmacht was returning fire since 5:45 AM. Actually, in a carefully planned and highly mobile attack codenamed Fall Weiss (Case White) planned by Generalfeldmarschall Walther von Brauchitsch, German land, sea, and air forces were moving rapidly into Poland.