Pointless, parochial debate

It?s hard to explain the renewed New Democracy infighting over whether former Economy and Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis was right to carry out an audit of the country?s public finances when ND replaced PASOK in power in March 2004. At a time when the country stands on the verge of disaster, the main opposition party is engulfed in a pointless debate.

ND should have its mind on more serious issues, like coming up with a realistic proposal as to how Greece can dig its way out of the current crisis, about which people it will depend upon to claim power, and about how it can help toward building a national consensus with other political forces to rescue this debt-ridden country.

The audit is history. Perhaps it was not carried out in the best of ways. However, it was not the most important thing and, in any case, people are searching for solutions to the deadlocks of today — not retrospectives driven by petty, partisan motives.

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