Merkel: “I didn’t support the Iraq War”

Yesterday (2016-07-28), Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel said at Bundespressekonferenz that she had never supported the war in Iraq and that she never supports war in general: “Ich ähm … unterstütze nie einen Krieg. Ich habe auch den Irakkrieg nicht unterstützt.”.

That’s a lie.

See this article of Angela Merkel from 2003 in the Washington Post: “Schroeder Doesn’t Speak for All Germans“. See also german Spiegel in 2003 and german FAZ in 2003. Merkel heavily supported George W. Bush’s Iraq War when she was the opposition leader in Germany.