Hold the presses. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany will honor its commitment to spend 2% of its GDP on NATO after all.
Oh, wait. She says Germany will keep its word
by the early 2030s.
So far off, that amounts to a promise to be kept when the German government—whichever it is in all those years—feels like it.
Merkel’s “promise” is an insult to our intelligence. Especially since Germany’s commitment, and those of its fellow NATO nations, was made five years ago and the nations promised to meet 2% by 2024.