Merkel slammed for joy over bin Laden killing
Several German politicians on Wednesday criticized Chancellor Angela Merkel for expressing joy over the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, saying it sent the wrong message.
Katrin Göring-Eckardt, Green party MP, Bundestag vice president and leading member of the Evangelical Church of Germany, told the Berliner Zeitung she was glad bin Laden was no longer leading a terrorist group. “But you can’t be happy about his death,” she said.
On Monday, Merkel told reporters that bin Laden’s death at the hands of US forces was “good news.”
“I’m glad that killing bin Laden was successful,” she said.
The criticism of Merkel's comments came not only from political opposition, but from her own party...
Siegfried Kauder, a member of Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU), slammed her remarks, calling them reminiscent of something a person would say in the “middle ages.”
Other politicians said they would have preferred to see bin Laden arrested.
Merkel slammed for joy over bin Laden killing - The Local