Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I think you have mis-read my story.  It was the EU/ECB who were/are giving Ireland a hard time and the IMF who recognised the plan was unworkable and wanted to allow an element of re-structuring.  The question of why Geithner disagreed with restructuring and supported the German/ECB line is not known but has not been a central part of any narrative here.  The Irish negotiators could hardly complain as they were also (stockholm syndrome like) supporting the ECB line.  You are reading an anti-Americanism (or at least an anti-Geithnerism) into the story which simply isn't there in my text or reading of the other texts I quoted.

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