In an interview with Liaquat Ahamed at The New Republic Timothy Geithner reveals his good German.
In response to the idea of justice, his response was that it, “wasn’t his thing.”
LA: One of the ways that people have figured out in the past to reconcile the politics was to go populist. That was what Roosevelt did. You, on the other hand, had been resolutely against that. You refer to it as Old Testament justice, implying that while it may be emotionally satisfying, it doesn’t serve any purpose.
TG: I never used that phrase as a pejorative description. I just used it as a simple shorthand to refer to the understandable need people had for justice. But the President didn’t ask me to come do this to be the architect of a political strategy. I never felt that was my thing. I had some views on the issue, but I didn’t give them much weight. I thought my job was to figure out the financial parts.
Justice doesn’t matter, and notwithstanding his protestations, he ridiculed it as, “Old Testament justice”.
He knows that his job is to be the lick-spittle watchdog for the banksters.
Note however that the Cossacks work for the Czar