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The IMF is there because the ECB wants the political air cover. The IMF has no stick that can hurt Greece remotely as bad as the stick the ECB has.

If you're willing to present ultimata to the ECB, you're past the point where that sort of political theatre matters very much.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Feb 18th, 2011 at 02:42:36 PM EST
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You are attacking the ECB on the occasion of a public row between the government of Greece and IMF representatives. So what you say in the first paragraph would better be there so that readers of the LTE not reading ET will get the apparent shift of target.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Feb 19th, 2011 at 04:29:27 AM EST
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