I've been too harsh on Bernanke. It's Alan Green$cam that left an economic timebomb that was about to explode just as Bernanke took office. He is trying his best to defuse, and might even succeed. Remember the Fed has information that we do not. Had they not been so aggressive with their cutting and monetary stimulus, we probably would be talking about a depression right now instead of a recession. Just my two cents now that I have hindsight. Bernanke is only tring to contain and defuse Green$cam's mess before it collapse the global financial system. Dare I say he's doing a pretty good job. Inflation is a lesser evil than deflation at this point in time.