Yet, was there an alternative back in early 2011?
JS says yes putting full blame for Portugal's bailout request on the politics of the day then.
I would wish for an independent economic and financial assessment - very hard to obtain in this country - although it would now be tantamount to no more than exercise for academia.
Could Portugal have avoided the Troika-granted lifeline?
The following weeks and months will reveal JS's real impact on Portuguese politics.