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G-8 Chefs Baffled By Laura Bush's 'Poisoning' Claims
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Posted on 05/01/2010 11:44:26 AM PDT by darkside321

In her new memoir, former first lady Laura Bush writes that she, her husband and the American delegation may have been poisoned at the 2007 G-8 summit hosted by Germany. German federal investigators as well as the kitchen staff at the Grand Hotel Heiligendamm refute her account.

Steffen Duckhorn still remembers well the day Laura Bush thought she might die. He was feeling a bit worked up because he had heard that President George W. Bush, who was attending the G-8 summit in June 2007 in Heiligendamm, Germany, wasn't feeling well. Duckhorn had cooked for the president, and Bush was now complaining he had a stomach ache.

"We immediately contacted the German Federal Office of Criminal Investigation to find out if there was anything to it," Duckhorn told SPIEGEL. "There was nothing." During the summit, he said, toxicologists had been constantly present in the kitchen of the five-star hotel collecting samples in test tubes of every bit of food which had been prepared. "Before the meal, during the meal and after the meal," he said.

Almost three years later, Bush's stomach ache has somehow been recast as a possible murder attempt against close to a dozen US delegation members. In her memoir, which will land in bookstores this week, Laura Bush writes of a possible poisoning.

"In the past," she writes, "there had been several high-profile poisonings, including one with suspected nuclear material, in and around Europe. The overriding fear was that terrorists had gotten control of a dangerous substance and planted it at the resort."

The former first lady writes that she suddenly felt deathly ill one afternoon. She writes that other delegation members experienced the same.

'Every Chef Has His Honor'

Duckhorn, 34, who has now become head chef at the Grand Hotel Heiligendamm, is irritated...

(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...


TOPICS: Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bookreview; bush43; everyonesadoctor; g8summit; laurabush; poison; yeschef

1 posted on 05/01/2010 11:44:27 AM PDT by darkside321
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To: darkside321

It didn’t have to be the Chef’s doing. A lot of people in a hotel kitchen.

I think he’s a bit of a drama queen.


2 posted on 05/01/2010 11:48:00 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: darkside321

Hmmmmm. Puffer fish ill prepared anyone? Cyanided sashimi?


3 posted on 05/01/2010 11:48:40 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: darkside321

Not as irritated as Laura Bush and whoever else that got ill after they ate his food.


4 posted on 05/01/2010 11:50:37 AM PDT by linn37 ( "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: darkside321

What? LOL, the book is not out yet obvously.

Mrs. Bush supposedly wrote that we they all came down sick, the SS reacted and looked into it...at the same time the Drs were examining and said it was just a virus.

I got the impression it was just a story of their travels, and did not conclude or accuse in any way!


5 posted on 05/01/2010 11:52:28 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: darkside321
Duckhorn, 34, who has now become head chef at the Grand Hotel Heiligendamm, is irritated...

More than a dozen Bush administration officials were a darn sight more than merely “irritated”. They got very sick after eating your food, and one guy proceeded to lose his hearing.
What kind of normal food does that to people who eat it? There was definitely something very dangerous in that food.
Who the heck is this moron (or worse) “Duckhorn” anyway?

6 posted on 05/01/2010 11:52:41 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: darkside321
chef ... is irritated...

Well, Its a no-brainer that all the chefs could be irritated, regardless of their guilt or not. Only the guilty would have feigned showings of guilt, but if a good actor, there is no telling the difference.

7 posted on 05/01/2010 11:56:28 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: SmokingJoe

Well “the spiegel” is a very left wing paper in germany
so they “might” be a little bit biased.
But then again do you really think that germany doesn´t
check the food over and over again before they serve it the US president? ;-)


8 posted on 05/01/2010 11:56:43 AM PDT by darkside321
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To: darkside321

OK what is worse, German food or British food?


9 posted on 05/01/2010 11:57:10 AM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: darkside321

Given their history, I wouldn’t put anything past the Germans.


10 posted on 05/01/2010 12:00:29 PM PDT by RogerQ
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To: stubernx98

OK what is worse, German food or British food?


BRITISH!!!!! i really like britain and the people but their food is to say it kind garbage *lol*
I usually live from mcdonalds, chinese, Turkish...
food when i´m visiting london. And i´m from europe ;-)


11 posted on 05/01/2010 12:01:29 PM PDT by darkside321
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To: stubernx98

There are German restaurants in the US. DEon’t think the same can be said for British (English) ones.


12 posted on 05/01/2010 12:03:20 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: darkside321
Watch this video of Karl Rove talking about it on Fox. Scroll over to the 4:45 minute mark.
http://video.foxnews.com/v/4171750/rove-he-was-going-to-lose
13 posted on 05/01/2010 12:10:21 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: RogerQ

I doubt that it was the Germans, although I did meet a few Germans in Europe who were clearly suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome. I’d look for a Turk, personally.


14 posted on 05/01/2010 12:11:31 PM PDT by livius
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To: darkside321
But then again do you really think that germany doesn´t
check the food over and over again before they serve it the US president? ;-)

Of course they do.
The point is, no matter how much checking they did, the food had something in it that caused people to get very, very ill. Bush couldn't even stand up to greet the French President the next morning because of how really sick he got, and one of the military people who was at the dinner got very ill and lost his hearing. None of the Bush delegation that wasn't at the dinner got sick. There definitely was something bad in that food.

Listen to Karl Rove talk about it on Fox a couple of days ago:
http://video.foxnews.com/v/4171750/rove-he-was-going-to-lose

15 posted on 05/01/2010 12:17:40 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe

Yeah maybe it was really just bad luck.
Or someone of the staff was ill (and maybe even didn´t know
it in personal to this day) and because of that he/she “contaminated” the food or maybe it was just a handshake. Can happen!
But no one in who is able to come close to a us president
would be able to poison them because i guarantee you that
anyone of the staff who could encounter them during a meeting is double checked from both the US and (this time)
german secret service. But as said its a “spiegel report” so they are definitely anti bush at all.
greetings


16 posted on 05/01/2010 12:25:42 PM PDT by darkside321
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To: SmokingJoe

So the G-8 has their panties in a wad. Wound my heart with monotonous langour


17 posted on 05/01/2010 12:28:31 PM PDT by sitkaspruce
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To: PghBaldy
There are German restaurants in the US. DEon’t think the same can be said for British (English) ones.

Sure there are. They just specialize in battered (not breaded) fish and chips.
18 posted on 05/01/2010 12:32:39 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: EggsAckley

i say let him be irritated;he’s just stuck up.

you know i never heard on this on the news.

Given how Mrs. Laura Bush managed her profile from the WH i highly doubt she was an exagerated or was even an alarmist.
I tend to believe her.


19 posted on 05/01/2010 12:55:10 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: SmokingJoe

I don’t see a claim of poisoning being made without some hard evidence to back it up. Of course that evidence and any claim of poisoning may not be made during a presidency for political reasons.

After all, an attack like that made on a head of state would be an act of war. It was probably decided that another war was not in our interest at the time.


20 posted on 05/01/2010 12:58:25 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: darkside321
I spent a lot of time in Paris on business, and one time after 3 weeks of sauced rat food, I came around a corner and spotted a Burger King!. Stand up tables only, best food I had in Paris. Once spent $2200 on a lunch with a customer.

once treated so rudely in a fancy Paris restaurant waiting for the check, that I left with out paying, That will teach them to treat Americans with respect.

21 posted on 05/01/2010 12:58:26 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: stubernx98

Your experience in Paris mirrors what my husband always reported after a business trip.


22 posted on 05/01/2010 1:09:36 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: stubernx98

Well for me in personal i liked the food in france (as long as you don´t make the failure to order “Escargot” because it sounds so sweet i was fine ;-)
Well sorry for your bad experiance but usually americans
are treated fine (Has to do with the fact that most americans don´t know about the fact that tips are usually
included in the overall bill in europe so NO NEED to tip
that much :-)
So usually americans are VERY welcome.
You guys (canadians too) tip like crazy! No body
in europe would do the same.


23 posted on 05/01/2010 1:16:55 PM PDT by darkside321
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To: stubernx98

“once treated so rudely in a fancy Paris restaurant waiting for the check, that I left with out paying, That will teach them to treat Americans with respect.”

They may send a couple of Foreign Legion guys to collect;))


24 posted on 05/01/2010 1:26:42 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: seowulf

Unless he is the culprit, the chef has no idea of weather his crap was laced with poison or not.
For crying out loud, the food could have been poisoned by a waiter or even a SS agent.


25 posted on 05/01/2010 1:35:37 PM PDT by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: darkside321

Were they eating at Artie Bucco’s?


26 posted on 05/01/2010 2:01:12 PM PDT by rahbert (Only a poor snake charmer blames his snake..)
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To: TET1968

Unless he is the culprit, the chef has no idea of weather his crap was laced with poison or not.
For crying out loud, the food could have been poisoned by a waiter or even a SS agent.


True but you can be shure that at least 2 secret services
(US and German) watched every step they did.
No country would risk to kill a US president while he is a guest. No matter what they might think about him.


27 posted on 05/01/2010 2:05:54 PM PDT by darkside321
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To: SmokingJoe

Well, sounds like Chef has quite an ego and not much consideration for his guests. More concerned about his rep. Or maybe he fancies himself as Dr. House. “It’s not cancer.” Sheesh.


28 posted on 05/01/2010 4:08:23 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: darkside321

So who would want to poison President Bush and or his wife Barbara and have the host country ,Germany take the blame?
Remember we were at war with the axis of evil.

Nancy Palosi sanctioning some immigrant mid eastern busboy who set the table with silverware brushed with poison?


29 posted on 05/01/2010 5:10:09 PM PDT by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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