The Obama administration will pressure European governments not to let Greece fall out of the eurozone before November’s Presidential elections, British Government sources have suggested.
This is truly amusing and it appears Obama and his minions have absolutely no clue how destructive such a “request” really is.
Not because it might or might not be granted, but because Greece will discover it (ok, just did) and now has a weapon to use that it didn’t before.
In International political matters “screw off” is always an option, and the threat to say that is often at least as effective as actually doing it.
I would normally be stunned at the idioicy of such a request by the Obama administration but I am far beyond believing that the current administration has any sort of ability to appreciate the second-order effects of what it does — and as such, I suspect this conversation really did take place, and that Obama really is this dumb.