Thursday, July 21, 2011

Greco-Franco-German Wrestling

EC President José Barroso
Says: "The scope of the Greek crisis grows so!
Will combined intervention
Of Germans and French in
This crisis suffice? I suppose so."

Like a pair of grappling Olympians, the leaders of Germany and France are trying to pin down the Greek credit crisis before it injures the Spaniards and Italians. Details of the new accord reached between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy Wednesday night in Berlin have not yet been revealed, but are expected to include fresh emergency loans to Athens from euro zone governments and the IMF. European Commission president José Manuel Barroso warned all of his member states of the dire global economic consequences of failing to act decisively: "None of these Tea Party shenanigans," he admonished. #notreally

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