European unrest grows
European criticism of America’s killing of Osama bin Laden reached new heights yesterday.
Perceived European interference caused much irritation in the U.S. yesterday. But in Germany and Spain, legislators questioned Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero over their enthusiastic praise of U.S. President Barack Obama.
“It’s likely that bin Laden sought his own destiny,” Zapatero told parliament yesterday after a leftist deputy questioned his congratulating Obama.
Zapatero said “any democrat” would have preferred bin Laden stood trial.
In Germany a member of parliament Siegfried Kauder said praise for the killing was medieval. “I wouldn’t have used those words. That is a vengeful way of thinking that one shouldn’t have. That’s medieval,” he said.