Sunday, August 29, 2004

Fahrenheit 9/11

Since I was a child, every time I've read or heard about Nazi history I wondered how the German people at this time could be so blinded to believe what the Nazi government told them.

During the last 3 years since September 9/11 2001 I was contemporary witness how the president of the United States took his own country and to some extent the whole world for a ride. I never agreed with Bush's anti-terror policy and his Iraq war. However, to be honest, initially I was not really sure about my opposition and e.g. would not have taken part in a anti-war demonstration. Today I wish I had. When the German and French government opposed the war, I was worried that we are isolating ourselves and are putting our friendship with the US on the line - a country that significantly helped liberating Europe from Nazism. Today I am proud of the stableness of the German government in the Iraq war question (although I am not really sure how pure the motives were ...).

What has happend during the past 3 years is hard to believe, its scaring.