Skip to comments.G-8 Chefs Baffled By Laura Bush's 'Poisoning' Claims
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...
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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.
Hmmmmm. Puffer fish ill prepared anyone? Cyanided sashimi?
Not as irritated as Laura Bush and whoever else that got ill after they ate his food.
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!
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?
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.
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? ;-)
OK what is worse, German food or British food?
Given their history, I wouldn’t put anything past the Germans.
OK what is worse, German food or British food?
There are German restaurants in the US. DEon’t think the same can be said for British (English) ones.
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.
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:
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.
So the G-8 has their panties in a wad. Wound my heart with monotonous langour
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.
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.