German Election This weekend, Germany's Gerhard Schroeder managed to pull off a very narrow victory over opposition leader Edmund Stoiber. Schroeder's political success has been attributed, in part, to his repeated harangues against the Bush administration's efforts to mount a military campaign against Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says that if other European politicians catch on to the idea that attacking the United States makes for good politics, then trans-Atlantic relations may become very rough in the near future.
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This weekend, Germany's Gerhard Schroeder managed to pull off a very narrow victory over opposition leader Edmund Stoiber. Schroeder's political success has been attributed, in part, to his repeated harangues against the Bush administration's efforts to mount a military campaign against Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says that if other European politicians catch on to the idea that attacking the United States makes for good politics, then trans-Atlantic relations may become very rough in the near future.