Manhattan Diaryby Cahir O'Doherty
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EU and the IMF on an $112.5 billion Irish aid package conclude, the wealthy and the well-connected scoundrels who dumped their debts onto the Irish people still look like they might get away with it.
Those self-serving bankers, developers and politicians who treated Ireland like their own private casino have just handed their fellow citizens a 19 century diet of austerity, poverty and heartache (because, they suspect, they'll never fight back).
And if you ever imagined the people responsible for this disaster would share in the losses, or acknowledge their culpability, then today you've had your fingers rubbed on the fiery braille of what's really happening.
Europe is looking on with incredulity as the average Irish citizen - instead of protesting - just shrugs.
There have been no shattering public protests, no riots, just - for the most part - sad acceptance. So far.
Why? Why are they going so quietly?
You can't get there from here. Essentially, that's the explanation being given by the Obama administration for their multiple - and increasingly incoherent - decisions to appeal discharges under the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy.
Yesterday afternoon the Department of Justice appealed a September ruling ordering the Air Force to reinstate lesbian flight nurse Maj. Margaret Witt, who was suspended in 2004, and ultimately discharged under DADT.