What The SPD Stands For

Stop Paying for Defense, for one thing.

SPD

It’s election time, you see. And Germans like to pretend they are pacifists (as the world’s third largest weapons exporter). So the SPD, once again, is going to take an unpopular stand (not) and rule out their country’s obligation to meet NATO’s two percent defense spending target – a target the Germans agreed to years ago and still refuse to meet. You’ve got to have backbone in politics.

The parliamentary leader of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) rejected NATO’s 2 percent of GDP defense spending target and called for strategic investment in the German armed forces in an interview published Thursday.

“We think this is the wrong way, and with the SPD in the government there will be no such thing.”

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3 responses

  1. I don’t know what’s worse the CDU or the SPD. There is a moment where I lost touch with German culture I guess. I don’t understand it anymore. The campaigns are a joke. Not even the newspapers pay attention to it. CDU basically says they want ‘good’. No details. And for the last four years people cringe when they hear anything from the SPD.

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