Will “peace” give Schroeder a chance?

The other day, I wrote about German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder’s effort to once again stave off defeat by presenting himself as the “peace chancellor,” defying Americn plans for war, this time against Iran and North Korea. In today’s Washington Times, two German analysts, Andreas Jacobs and Karl-Heinz Kamp, argue that, given Schroeder’s foreign policy record since the 2002 election and the absence of any acute foreign policy crisis, the “peace” card will not bring the deciding percentages to the ballot box this time.