COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN
This very gifted woman (a PhD in physics and she speaks fluent Russian), who might have proved a great chancellor, has been close to an unqualified disaster.
I just don't know how she could get so many things so wrong.
The Russians and Ukraine.
Dealing with the greatest thug on the continent, Erdogan, paying him off in billions of Euros, ignoring his devilish role in destroying Syria, ignoring his dirty schemes with stolen oil, ignoring the fact that his troops shoot migrants at the border, ignoring his attacks on the press, ignoring his assassinations of opponents, and ignoring his murderous treatment of the Kurds.
And many of these matters are interrelated, so that action on one or two might have prevented some others.
I strongly suspect very intense American pressure on her in private.
But what a colossal disappointment she is, and I can only hope she does poorly in elections.