Germany's Merkel in hot water over her comment on OBL's death

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said when asked about the death of bin Laden, "I am glad that it was successful, the killing of bin Laden," she said. The entire German political establishment - including the leadership of her own party - jumped down her throat: That statement is now being heavily criticized in German political and religious circles, including among members of Merkel's own party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). And Germany's Foreign Minister, Guido Westerwelle, of Merkel's coalition party, the Free Democrats (FDP), is calling on Western nations to temper their responses to the news of Osama bin Laden's death."We must be careful, that we in the West -- with understanding of the relief felt -- do not send images into the world that could again lead to incitement or to the heroization of al-Qaida," he told the conservative German daily Die Welt Wednesday.[...]A vice president of German parliament, Katrin Göring-Eckhardt, told the daily...(Read Full Post)