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Who knows what other deals were going down between USA, Germany, France, UK etc.?  Ordinarily Ireland/Greece/Portugal wouldn't be a blip on Geithner's horizon.  Certainly not worth pissing off the Germans if you want Nato to fight in Libya or something else entirely unrelated. That is why I am placing (a very small bit) of hope in Obama's visit in a couple of weeks time, because Ireland does have clout in terms of the Irish American vote and the presence of large US corporates here.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon May 9th, 2011 at 05:53:09 PM EST
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