Åh, jeg har helt glemt Georg Metz

Diverse — Drokles on September 9, 2009 at 8:24 am

Og det gør man jo gerne for nu at hugge en pointe fra Ole Hyltoft. Mens det aldrende kleresi var grebet af Brorsons-sygen var Georg Metz i udlandet, hvor han i de udenlandske medier læste “beskæmmende” ting om Danmark. Blandt andet

Beskæmmende for de danske medier, der var så stolte af det med NATO-generalsekretæren, kalder Spiegel Fogh Rasmussen: Kleinster gemeinsamer Nenner. Laveste fælles nævner. Hvad har Fogh Rasmussen præsteret, spørger det tyske magasin? (Her kunne man være oprigtig og hviske: kreativ bogføring) Men Spiegel svarer selv: en konservativ politiker der har ført: ud-med-udlændige-politik (Ausländerraus-Politik) i et ellers liberalt land. (Her er Spiegel venlig mod DK). Men Fogh kunne man enes om, der Mann ohne Eigenschaften, den laveste fællesnævner. Men det burde have været en anden, skriver Spiegel mellem linjerne, Fogh har heller ikke de nødvendige militærfaglige kvalifikationer.

Det er beskæmmende for de danske medier at Spiegel er uenig med dem. Men aviser er, der jo mange af og de skriver meget. Time har denne beskrivelse af Fogh

You don’t get small talk with Anders Fogh Rasmussen. The longtime Danish Prime Minister and new Secretary-General of NATO likes to get down to business quickly. Meetings have to achieve something tangible, notes a colleague. In private briefings before he took on his new job at the beginning of August, Rasmussen was “very focused,” says Fabrice Pothier, director of the European office of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. “There’s no bullshit. It’s ‘Give me some concrete, doable recommendations.’” Two days in, Rasmussen, who at 56 is just four years younger than the military alliance itself, headed to Afghanistan. A trip to Turkey and Greece followed.

(…) Rasmussen seems to understand that if NATO does not act on such ideas soon, the irrelevance that has haunted it will become a reality. “The challenge,” Rasmussen told TIME in his first sit-down interview since taking office, “is to transfer [those ideas] into political practice.” (See pictures of The Cold War’s Influence on Art.)

At least Rasmussen knows politics. Nicknamed Prime Minister by schoolmates amused by his obsessive interest in the workings of government, Rasmussen went straight from university to parliament. He became known for a meticulous, almost robotic style. Danes didn’t love him, but they respected that he got things done. As Prime Minister from 2001 until last April, Rasmussen pushed Denmark to the right by freezing tax increases and cutting immigration numbers, even as he safeguarded its liberal positions on issues like gay marriage and climate change. He oversaw the complex negotiations that led to the last big intake of new countries to the E.U. and boasts, if his straightforward delivery can be called a boast, of knowing most of Europe’s leaders. Those connections, and his political heft, will help in his new role. “I’m a reformer,” he says. “I want to continue the transformation and reform of NATO.”

Men Metz foretrækker at sidde med et spejl foran sig.

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