The NYT sees only one side, and it isn't ours

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The New York Times article on the visit by new German Chancellor Angela Merkel discusses the conflicts that complicate relations between America and Germany. The sole focus is on Merkel's and Germany's criticisms about US policy: Guantanamo, the "kidnapping" (by Pakistan) of a German—born Turkish citizen who had been a suspected terrorist and who now resides at Guantanamo, opposition to the Iraq War.

But the Times completely ignores the release of the murderer of US Navy diver Robert Stethem to secure the release of a "insurgent"—sympathizing German citizen.

Ed Lasky   1 13 06

The New York Times article on the visit by new German Chancellor Angela Merkel discusses the conflicts that complicate relations between America and Germany. The sole focus is on Merkel's and Germany's criticisms about US policy: Guantanamo, the "kidnapping" (by Pakistan) of a German—born Turkish citizen who had been a suspected terrorist and who now resides at Guantanamo, opposition to the Iraq War.

But the Times completely ignores the release of the murderer of US Navy diver Robert Stethem to secure the release of a "insurgent"—sympathizing German citizen.

Ed Lasky   1 13 06