This has been in the news for the last week. The amazingly popular, and extraordinary young (39 yrs old) Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg, Defence Minister for the FRG, has been accused of plagiarising his Doctorate thesis. Tonight, he has asked the Uni Bayreuth to retract his title, as he has re-read it over the weekend and has recognised many inconsistancies regarding the use of sources quoted, some of which are word-for-word from the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung and The Bundesministerium. This is probably one of the best Ministers the Bundeswehr has had since its formation. Guttenberg has frequently visited the Bundeswehr in Afghanistan, and has sold the problem very well to the peaceful Germans. He was on par to modernise the Army in line with its NATO Aliies, and has recently abolished Conscription, in favour of a more economic, professional Army. If true, which I gather after the retraction there is some truth in it, it comes down to that sorry, sad case of "Walting it up" which, as we all know, is just a matter of time before reality catchs up with you. Or as BucksFelize would say, "as they say at German Train stations,..Good Luck!