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Karamanlis: I wasn’t briefed, didn’t realize how serious things are!

Karamanlis: I wasn’t briefed, didn’t realize how serious things are!

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The old adage says that in politics -- just like in so many other endeavors -- timing is everything. Prime minister Karamanlis, in his early days at the helm, seemed to understand this key ingredient of success as he embarked on “re-inventing” the Greek state administration and beginning much-needed reforms. En route though Mr. Karamanlis must have lost his appreciation of timing. With the country’s big cities having suffered immensely from the riots, with militant students promising more fire and axe, with the country’s economy in dire straits, and the majority of the population in a phobic state of mind in the face of the worst domestic crisis since the end of WWII, save the Communist Party’s 1944-49 attempt to overthrow the government and force Greece into the (now thankfully) defunct Soviet sphere, Mr. Karamanlis gathered his lawmakers in parliament yesterday to announce he wasn’t sufficiently aware (!) of the length and breath of the political crisis that has been developing since last summer around the Vatopedion scandal -- which has led to a deadlocked parliamentary inquiry and opposition demands for a criminal investigation focusing on some of Karamanlis’s present and past cabinet ministers.
The old adage says that in politics -- just like in so many other endeavors -- timing is everything. Prime minister Karamanlis, in his early days at the helm, seemed to understand this key ingredient of success as he embarked on “re-inventing” the Greek state administration and beginning much-needed reforms. En route though Mr. Karamanlis must have lost his appreciation of timing. With the country’s big cities having suffered immensely from the riots, with militant students promising more fire and axe, with the country’s economy in dire straits, and the majority of the population in a phobic state of mind in the face of the worst domestic crisis since the end of WWII, save the Communist Party’s 1944-49 attempt to overthrow the government and force Greece into the (now thankfully) defunct Soviet sphere, Mr. Karamanlis gathered his lawmakers in parliament yesterday to announce he wasn’t sufficiently aware (!) of the length and breath of the political crisis that has been developing since last summer around the Vatopedion scandal -- which has led to a deadlocked parliamentary inquiry and opposition demands for a criminal investigation focusing on some of Karamanlis’s present and past cabinet ministers.

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Published by: polyvolon6662 on Dec 18, 2008
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