The – now former – German President Horst Köhler has just resigned after a slip of tongue in an interview about his visit to the German troops in Afghanistan. So, what did he say?
[military operations serves to] protect our interests, for example, free trade routes, or to prevent regional instability, which might certainly have a negative effect on our trade, jobs and income.
Incidentally, just the other day another epic George W. Bush quote saw the light of day:
The best way to revitalize the economy is war […] the United States has grown stronger with war.
Coming clean, huh?