First, they came for Osama,
but I didn't speak up because he had killed thousands,
Then, They passed the Patriot Act,
but I didn't speak up because I had nothing to hide,
Then, they Invaded Iraq,
but I didn't speak up because we were told they had weapons,
Then, they came for Awlaki, a citizen,
but I didn't speak out because I wasn't a terrorist,
Then they came for the protestors,
but I didn't speak out, because I wasn't a hippy protestor,
Then they came for the rioters,
but I didn't speak out, because I wasn't a rioter,
As Greece lurches on the precipice of default on its sovereign debt, a default that could bring down banks across Europe and precipitate a global financial panic, a consensus is building that there is but one way out.
First, a structured default on the Greek debt, giving creditors a major haircut, but compensating them with eurobonds of half the face value of the Greek bonds, guaranteed by the European Central Bank.
I often encounter articles seeking to support America’s worldwide military interventionism by asking non-interventionists like Dr. Paul “What would you have done about Hitler?!”
I suggest the best response is to point out that if Dr. Paul had been President instead of Woodrow Wilson, there would never
have BEEN a Hitler. I invite you to evaluate my argument, and would love to receive your comments. I'm hoping this can become a widespread and effective counter to those who would use the Hitler question as a rhetorical cudgel against Dr. Paul.
Comments from former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.
From Ambrose Evans Pritchard:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel no longer has enough coalition votes in the Bundestag to secure backing for Europe's revamped rescue machinery, threatening a constiutional crisis in Germany and a fresh eruption of the euro debt saga.