German Chancellor Schroeder
No appeasement from Germany, which has troops in Afghanistan, but not in Iraq. From Reuters, :
BERLIN, April 15 (Reuters) – Germany won’t negotiate with “criminals” like Osama bin Laden, a government spokesman said on Thursday after a purported audio tape of his voice offered a truce to Europeans if they pulled troops out of Muslim nations.
“There will be no negotiations with terrorists and serious criminals like Osama bin Laden. The international community must continue the fight against international terrorism together. Germany will continue to contribute to that,” the spokesman said.