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I don't know if the op-ed based on JakeS's diary is finalized yet, but a condensed version of the first two paragraphs would make a great intro. Perhaps:

The phrase "We are where we are" is the most annoying catch phrase of the campaign. It is used by those who argue that we must "suck it up" and carry on despite the flawed Government Bank guarantee, the unfair ECB/IMF deal, and the ruinous austerity plan.

Nothing could be further from the truth. We aren't where we think we are. By carefully following a sensible negotiation strategy, Ireland can avoid a long period of stagnation and provide both resolution to the bank debt crisis and position the country for future prosperity.

That last line could probably use some work, but you see where I'm going with it. If you like it, feel free to use without attribution. If it sucks, well, no big deal.

And the world will live as one

by Montereyan (robert at calitics dot com) on Sat Feb 5th, 2011 at 11:17:44 PM EST
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