Obama obituary already written
Sir -- As an Irish-American on holiday in Limerick it was refreshing to read Gene Kerrigan's commentary "Ours is a land of wasted opportunity" (Sunday Independent, August 22, 2010). Boy do we need this in America and right now! How noble to be the hero firefighters (Cowen and Lenihan) putting out the fire when you lit the match!
Kerrigan correctly holds Newsweek's feet to the same "fire" as pandering political enablers. The US public has duly served Newsweek their papers. Unless they wake up, the Obama administration will also be served and "Ours is a land of wasted opportunities" will be their obituary!