A longtime reader, Don, was kind enough to post this to the forums a couple of days ago, but I wanted to wait until I had a chance to review it before I posted it on the blog, in case I came across like a complete moron. In which case, obviously, I would have made it disappear forevah. [Control freak? – Moi?]
Anyway, I guess it made the grade, so here we have Tryggvi Herbertson [former advisor to Geir H. Haarde], Prof. Michael T. Corgan of Boston University and our very own YT, all providing edifying insights into the greatest f*ckup in Iceland’s history. VOILA.
[If you have problems listening to it here on the site, it’s also available here.]
And for good measure, a link to hard-nosed interview [posted in the comments to the last post – thanks James!] that the BBC did with Geir Haarde this morning. They certainly cut him no slack, and to his credit I must say old Geir holds up admirably. Not that I agree with everything he says, not that I care for his leadership skills, not that I didn’t cringe when he said point blank that he hadn’t spoken to Gordon Brown since, you know, THAT incident … but still, you gotta give a guy his due.
SOMETHING BREWING OUT THERE
Things warmed up a bit today and got a bit more tetchy. We currently have strong winds with flurries, tomorrow a hard rain’s a-gonna fall [sez the weatherman] and we’ll have temps above zero for the first time in ayges. Right now 1°C [34F], sunrise was at 9:32, sunset at 5.52.