Parts of the US media and blogosphere are still obsessed with Germany's former Chancellor Schroeder and his Foreign Minister Fischer, although both have been out of office for more than half a year.
The National Review describes Joschka Fischer as Nazi Propaganda Minister Goebbels, a "terrorist" and an "America-hater".
The National Review spits out even more totally incorrect, offensive and hateful claims. Calling Germany ex-Foreign Minister a Nazi insults the victims of the Nazis, because it reduces the horrendous crimes they have committed. Nazi-Germany's Propaganda Minister bears major responsiblity for convincing Germans to start the Holocaust.
Why are many concervatives obsessed with Joschka Fischer, who is going to teach at Princeton soon?
I think the news from Iraq remind them that Joschka Fischer has been right, when he publicly told Secretary Rumsfeld before the war that the threat level produced by Iraq did not justify a war and shouted: "I am not convinced!"
A detailed post about the National Review's bashing of Fischer is found in the Atlantic Review, a blog on trans-atlantic relations by three German Fulbright Alumni.