Monday, April 27, 2009

Signs and Wonders: The Germans Return to Iraq

"Once upon a time, Herodotus recounts, a solar eclipse prevented a war between Sparta and the Persians. The war came anyway, but later. For it was not peace that the wonder foretold, but rather a catastrophe so great that even such a weighty day-to-day matter as war had to be deferred."

Thus writes Thomas Uwer in an article in the April edition of the German monthly Konkret. Uwer worries that the recent apparition in Iraq of German politicians Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Peter Gauweiler, and Herta Däubler-Gmelin might also be the sign of an impending catastrophe. See my translation of Uwer's article on Pajamas Media here.