Herta Däubler-Gmelin, 2002 News

German justice minister, outraged the Bush administration in September when she said that President Bush was focusing on a military strike against Iraq to shift attention away from domestic woes, just as Hitler did. The Bush administration said the comparison had “poisoned” relations between the two countries. Däubler-Gmelin, who said she had been misquoted, resigned her post.

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