The FDP foreign policy leader and deputy faction leader, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, leaves hardly a hair to Federal Defense Minister Kramp-Karrenbauer. Not only did she have too little idea that she was also more concerned with her own career than with the Bundeswehr, says Lambsdorff in the n-tv Frühstart.
Harsh criticism of German Defense Minister and CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: The FDP parliamentary vice Alexander Graf Lambsdorff criticized in n-tv early start, AKK lack of expertise and dedication. From the point of view of Graf Lambsdorff, it was problematic that Kramp-Karrenbauer apparently had the priority of succeeding in the CDU as a party politician.
"She has no prior knowledge of the Bundeswehr, of security policy, of what she has there She has come to the Ministry of Defense to prepare for a role as chancellor candidate of the CDU, "said the FDP foreign policy spokesman.
He believes that Kramp-Karrenbauer is a sympathetic person. "But sympathy does not replace skill, and sympathy does not replace one hundred percent devotion to the job." Secretary of Defense is a full-time job, the idea of having party chairmanship, chancellor candidacy, power struggles with the CDU, and all that besides the job of Secretary of Defense will not work. "
" Strife on the back of the Bundeswehr "
Kramp-Karrenbauer make uncoordinated proposals to profile himself to Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. "Heiko Maas is doing a press conference to criticize his cabinet colleague, ie the federal government internally". It would be a party-political dispute on the back of the Bundeswehr held. "I regret that very much, I think our soldiers deserve better," said Count Lambsdorff.
Count Lambsdorff sees the lack of equipment as the Bundeswehr's most urgent problem. The defense minister has taken over from her predecessor "a pile of shards". "For a while, we've had the situation that none of our submarines has swum, we have far too few tanks, and the few we have are not driving properly, we have a huge problem with helicopters. and the few we have do not fly. "
Also in the interest of the soldiers that is the core problem of the Bundeswehr. "In foreign missions, the soldiers usually have good equipment, but at home training is neglected, but they need a top education to be a capable army."
"We have no pacifist constitution"
Public pledges in the Bundeswehr, however, are good, "because the Bundeswehr was thought of as an army from the middle of the population, was already thought when it was founded, so I think it's right that the young Soldiers in public show that they want to serve our country in the Bundeswehr, "said Count Lambsdorff.
The Basic Law states clearly," We are setting up armed forces to defend the Federal Republic of Germany It's not a pacifist constitution, but we have a constitution that provides for the Bundeswehr, so it's not militaristic at all, it's military That's part of a republic. "