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Germany Will Send Troops to Iraq if Kerry is elected?

The Financial Times reports: "Germany might deploy troops in Iraq if conditions there change, Peter Struck, the German defence minister, indicated on Tuesday in a gesture that appears to provide backing for John Kerry, the US Democratic presidential challenger."

Some have surmised from this article that Germany will act differently if Kerry is elected. The story says:

Mr Struck said Germany's attendance at the conference proposed by Mr Kerry did not mean Berlin would immediately deploy troops. Analysts in Berlin argue that a Kerry victory would increase pressure on Germany to step up its involvement in Iraq, even though public opinion is still firmly against the US role in Iraq and against any heightened German engagement.
Even though it appears that a Kerry victory might put more pressure on Germany to assist in Iraq it is noted in the story that they are already starting to engage in the reconstruction process.
Mr Struck and other German officials said developments in Iraq meant the position over troops was under constant review, noting that Berlin was already providing financial assistance to Iraq and training Iraqi troops and police officers in the United Arab Emirates.

Germany announced last month a shipment of 20 armoured vehicles to the Iraqi military, as part of Berlin's increased involvement in Nato-led reconstruction efforts there.
I don't see Kerry accelerating the process of Germany getting involved when that process is already on track and moving forward.