10 Questions For Gerhard Schroeder

SECRETARY OF STATE RICE WAS JUST IN BERLIN, AND THERE WERE MANY SMILES. RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND GERMANY SEEM TO HAVE IMPROVED. BUT THERE'S STILL IRAQ. HAS ANYTHING REALLY CHANGED? You must not underestimate the importance of the atmosphere, and that's certainly improved. We both agree that in Iraq it's important that we make sure stability reigns, that the reconstruction efforts gather momentum and that the Iraqis begin to build homegrown security forces. The disputes are in the past. The only thing we will not do is put military boots on the ground in Iraq.


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