"We are not quite sure what was in her head." - a senior Bush administration official, referring to Merkel.
So... the Bush administration's relationship with the new German Chancellor got off to a great start, didn't it? I can only hope that the Bush administration will be sure to personally insult Berlusconi, Blair, and the Queen of England before they leave Europe.
It was obviously a mistake of the German Chancellor to think that when Condoleeza Rice says that when the US did something wrong, that it made a mistake. The US *NEVER* makes mistakes. It just does wrong things purposefully. Not as a matter of policy, mind you. When something goes wrong, it is *NEVER* the fault of the policy. Rather, its because of bad soldiers, bad CIA agents, bad foriegners, or bad contractors, but it absolutely, positively has nothing to do with the politicians. They just make policy. Even when the policy arguably leads to things going wrong, however, that's not a mistake. It's just intentionally flawed policy.
Just thought you'd all like that clarified for you.