Germany’s federal election campaign isn’t really a hotbed of anti-Americanism or even anti-Bush rhetoric. People are more concerned about jobs and the economic misery that has befallen the country.
But the lack of anti-Americanism is not the fault of Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. He and his party SPD (Social-Democrats) are trying hard to make resistance to the Iraq war or a possible military conflict with Iran a major topic of the election campaign.
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand the SPD’s election posters.
Check ’em out. Not MoveOn.org material, to be sure. But the message is there.
And keep an eye on Medienkritik for news about politics in one of our “traditional allies”.