German president resigns after fit of honesty
By Paul Whyte at Jun 01, 2010
"Germany's president, Horst Köhler, resigned without warning today, after intense criticism of remarks in which he suggested military deployments were central to the country's economic interests."
"In a radio interview given on his return from a tour of German military bases in Afghanistan earlier this month, Köhler, a former head of the International Monetary Fund, said that the largely pacifist German public was finally coming to terms with the concept that their country could no longer avoid involvement in military missions, which helped "protect our interests, for example, free trade routes, or to prevent regional instability, which might certainly have a negative effect on our trade, jobs and income".
So military intervention is necessary to protect a countries economic interests, this probably seems self evident to everyone. You just can say it OUT LOUD. Shh!