'Shame for the Failure of Our Government' Fischer Joins Criticism of German Security Council Abstention

Former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer has blasted his country's government for abstaining from last week's Security Council resolution authorizing military force in Libya. With the move, he says, Germany can forget playing a major role on the global stage.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has been widely criticized for the decision to abstain from the UN Security Council vote authorizing force against Libya.

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has been widely criticized for the decision to abstain from the UN Security Council vote authorizing force against Libya.

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