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Dear Fidel Castro, dear Muammar el Gaddafi
Bildzeitung ^ | 7 February 2003 | Franz Josef Wagner

Posted on 02/07/2003 5:10:30 AM PST by tictoc

Buenos dias, salem aleikum...

I am writing this message to you two great leaders from cold Germany (snow flurries, 28 degrees Fahrenheit) because the U.S. Secretary of Insults Rumsfeld put my country at the same level as your countries. My mind was outraged, but my senses were delighted. Under the soles of my bare feet I felt desert sand. Palm trees gave shade in a flourishing oasis. Veiled Beduin women presented me with dates tasting like sweet liquorice. You could do worse than being a Libyan.

However - sorry, Col. Gaddafi - I would like being Cuban even better. Salsa music all day long, Cuba Libre in a tall glass, Cohibas, and señoritas warming my blood. The Caribbean, green as buds in springtime.

Might the U.S. Secretary of Insults have the best of intentions for us Germans? The climate - exotic, erotic? I certainly feel that way, because I am right now freezing my ass off in Germany, and I don't mean just physically. Your countries are both kissed by the sun, but you are gangsters.

With kindest regards,

Franz Josef Wagner


TOPICS: Germany
KEYWORDS: bildzeitung; castro; cuba; gaddafi; germany; iraq; libya; schroeder; wagner
Translation by tictoc.

Link leads to home page of Bildzeitung. Click on News, then Post von Wagner.

Bildzeitung links are only valid on the day an article appears.

1 posted on 02/07/2003 5:10:30 AM PST by tictoc
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To: tictoc
You don't really think that people are going to click on Wagner first when they see that front page, do you? :)
2 posted on 02/07/2003 5:16:00 AM PST by xJones
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To: tictoc
Euro-trash whine alert.

Yippie-Kai-Yea, Hans.
3 posted on 02/07/2003 5:18:32 AM PST by TheJollyRoger (George W. Bush for president in 2004....AGAIN!)
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To: TheJollyRoger
I thought it was pretty funny... At least Wagner is able to laugh at himself too... he is kind of a German version of Fred Reed... By the way, the pun didn't come out in the translation: "Verteidigungsminister" = Sec. of Defense; "Beleidigungsminister" = Sec. of Insults :-)
4 posted on 02/07/2003 7:00:07 AM PST by tictoc
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