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But can't you critizise him without calling him a german puppet and using terms like Gleichschaltung?

I do, when he isn't reforming the Constitution in a rush while the Parliament is in recess and most people on vacation, on the sternly worded request of Merkel, Sarkozy and Trichet.

Do you want to see some criticism of Sarkozy with no blaming of Germany? Try this one from a month ago. To each their own, when they deserve it.

Here's some fun criticism of Zapatero on the eve of the Irish "rescue":

Zapatero, the last best hope of Social Democracy in Europe [sic], joins forces with the Conservative-Neoliberal governments of Germany, France, Britain and Italy in a futile attempt to protect his own bond spreads, only to find a few weeks/months from now that the other 4 larger economies hang him out to dry...
Because France is not Italy is not Spain is not Portugal is not Ireland is not Greece...

You see, my ranting and raving has been consistent for 18 months now, and unfortunately it's also been predictive, too.

But, really, it appears that Zapatero has done whatever Merkozy have told him to do since May 2010, so they're all inseparable. And, given that, one has to criticize the ones calling the shots even if they happen to be German.

Economics is politics by other means

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Sep 7th, 2011 at 10:31:03 AM EST
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