Photo Gallery: 'Germany Is a Terrific Ally' 09/29/2010
 Speaking of the rift between Germany and Washington experienced years later...
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Speaking of the rift between Germany and Washington experienced years later during the Iraq war, Rice says: "Allies have a right to disagree. My only disappointment about Iraq was the picture of the German chancellor standing with the French president and the Russian president to protest the war. I have no problem with Germany disagreeing, but the Russian president should not have been standing there given our history."