WE THOUGHT WE were special.
When Bill Clinton urged Americans to invest in Ireland, he told us that “the rest of the world thinks you’re pretty great”. We did as he said and the Government has been “playing on that” ever since, citing his support of the Global Irish initiative at various press conferences.
But it seems Ireland isn’t the only troubled eurozone country that the former US President is sweet-talking. Earlier today, the Arkansas charmer met Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras during a brief visit to Athens. His purpose? To support an investment drive by Greek-American businessmen.
“We believe in this country and its future,” Clinton told Samaras. “We are here to be supportive,” he added, before comparing Greece’s current financial woes with the Great Depression.
Clinton was later scheduled to address a conference of entrepreneurs but the meeting will not be open to the press, the organisers said.
-Additional reporting by AFP