Obama has called on other countries and creditors to allow Greeece to breathe. Welcome to the Australia-Greece Solidarity Campaign Mr Obama! Joining the anti-austerity consensus, he has referred to the gross failure of austerity politics in Greece. Frau Merkel is now looking very lonely by the side of the road. Which begs the question now that a majority agrees that austerity has been a collosal economic and humanitarian disaster – why are they still pushing a failed set of austerity conditions for Greece which are piled under an unsustainable debt?