US-German Relations How Bush's Berlin Ambassador Pick Profited from Protective Tariffs against German Companies

Washington's choice for future US ambassador to Germany has all the makings of a political bombshell. For years, a company owned by the multimillionaire and newly-appointed diplomat William Timken, Jr. has been profiting from anticompetitive tariffs -- at the direct expense of German companies.
Von Georg Mascolo und Jürgen Dahlkamp