Friday, November 08, 2013

Dent: Let's Not Piss Off the Germans

Congressmen Charlie Dent (PA-15) and Tim Ryan (OH-13), as co-chairs of the Congressional Study Group on Germany, have sent a joint letter to President Obama about the interception of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cell phone calls.

According to a news release, these legislators told Obama that they viewed the alleged surveillance of the German leader’s phone conversation as a "serious error in judgment" – one which needs to be rectified.

Here's the way I would have put it:

"Seriously, what were you thinking? Are you out of your frickin' mind? You have a wife and two daughters and should know not to mess any woman's cell phone. But you decide to pick on the Chancellor of Germany, a country that decides to take on the world every forty years."

Dent and Ryan want President Obama to send an apology, telling her he thought she was Hillary. They also want him to give Merkel a brand new iPhone with hardly any spy gadgets at all. Last, they want him to offer Germany membership in the Five Eyes pact. That's a long-standing intelligence gathering and sharing arrangement convened between the United States Government and the governments of the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

So then I guess it would really be Six Eyes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We should ask the Chancellor if she enjoyed our stimulus funds used to purchase German made solar panels. If I have to be critical of Stimulus, it should have been targeted to. American made projects.

Will the Chancellor be sending a thank you note any time soon?