todd, germnay? what u mean is that germnay should stop bailing out goldmansach, rbs, and forbes.t to the extent that forbes should be sent to gitmo, u are correct. the greeks get no "bailing" on any of this...obly the titty-suckers who shoulda recalled caveat emptor and not bought the bonds.
Only Germany has benefited from the creation of a unified currency and in this way.
The euro has enabled Germany to practice mercantilism where the colonies being drained of "geld", as it were, have been the other members of the euro EU. It is for this reason that Germany bends backward to preserve pathetic Greece. In a mercantilist system if one colony gets away, eventually they all do and the system breaks down.
France would like to get in on the draining too, but she lacks the industriousness and labor productivity of Germany. Nonetheless, and to a frightening degree, France drains southern EU states. However, Germany is the main drainer, and France has to merely go along for the ride.