Mutti Merkel Finally Admits: Germany Mishandled the Refugee Crisis
German Chancellor Angela Merkel finally had admitted that she made serious mistakes in dealing with the refugee crisis.
In an interview published today in a German newspaper, Mutti Merkel explains:
There are political issues that one can see coming but don't really register with people at that certain moment - and in Germany we ignored both the problem for too long and blocked out the need to find a pan-European solution.
We said we would deal with the problem at our airports since we don't have any other external EU boundaries. But that doesn't work...
We didn't embrace the problem in an appropriate way. That goes as well for protecting the external border of the Schengen area.
This is downright shocking coming from Merkel. A blind man could see that she mishandled the crisis by opening her welcoming arms to an unlimited number of immigrants from the Middle East -- people who do not share German culture and values -- but Merkel constantly bragged:"Wir schaffen das," meaning "We can do this." Obviously, Germany couldn't, but it's mighty kind of her to finally admit her mistakes.
Sadly, that's where our praise for Merkel has to end.
Next page: The real reason for Merkel's admission.