Letter From Berlin Merkel's Empty Rhetoric on Syria

In 2002, the Social Democrats got re-elected by opposing the Iraq war. Now they're against attacking Syria, but it won't help them oust Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sept 22. Deft as ever, she'll keep Germany out of the fight, while firmly backing her allies.
She'll offer tough rhetoric on Syria, but don't expect much more from German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

She'll offer tough rhetoric on Syria, but don't expect much more from German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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