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Trudy Rubin: Merkel right to be outraged at U.S.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 12:00 am

Why on earth was the United States bugging German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s personal cellphone?

Why would the Obama team risk upsetting one of the president’s closest allies? For what — some tattle on trade talks? Surely not for inside dope on combating terror, given that Germany is one of our closest partners in that fight.

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