April 28, 2003

GERHARD SCHROEDER’S POLITICAL STAR isn’t exactly rising:

Chancellor Gerhard Schröder issued a veiled threat yesterday to resign if his party refuses to back his “Agenda 2010″ package of reforms, intended to slim down the welfare state and give desperately needed impetus to the German economy.

It doesn’t have anything to do with the war, but it indicates why Schroeder was desperate enough to try distracting people with anti-Americanism.

UPDATE: It’s not just Schroeder who’s making this threat. (Via Tim Blair).