Why would Germany (or any other country come into the coalition?

Maybe because they think, once Bozo the Brain-Dead Chimp is voted out of office, someone with a good idea of what "diplomacy" means might help them all deal with a common threat.

Financial Times
By Hugh Williamson and Gerrit Wiesmann in Berlin
Published: October 12 2004 22:07 |

US, German and Iraqi flagsGermany might deploy troops in Iraq if conditions there change, Peter Struck, the German defence minister, indicated on Tuesday in a gesture that appears to provide backing for John Kerry, the US Democratic presidential challenger."

Mr Struck also welcomed Mr Kerry’s proposal that he would convene an international conference on Iraq including countries that opposed the war if he were to win next month's election.

Germany would certainly attend, Mr Struck said. “This is a very sensible proposal. The situation in Iraq can only be cleared up when all those involved sit together at one table. Germany has taken on responsibilities in Iraq, including financial ones; this would naturally justify our involvement in such a conference.”


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