Saturday, March 5, 2011

GERMANY - The defense minister throws in the towel

"I reached the limits of my strength." Not long ago, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg - KT for his admirers - was still the darling of the polls. But the revelations of the Munich daily, in mid-February, have had the better of him. Accused of having plagiarized much of his doctoral thesis, the defense minister Angela Merkel has resigned March 1.

"I was not appointed to be the minister of my own defense," he said. The blow is hard for the German Chancellor, who, until the end, tried to keep him. His successor has not yet been appointed. In editorial, the newspaper is justified once again to have triggered this media storm: "Guttenberg is not only a leading politician, it is also what we call the U.S.

a celebrity, able to seek notoriety by any means. " A quality that should, according to the paper, it can bounce back quickly.

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