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POLITICS: Bush to Recommend Wolfowitz for World Bank

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posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 01:00 AM

PARIS - Around the world, the notion of U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz leading the World Bank met with reactions that ranged mainly from official reserve to outright denunciation, but there was some support

Wolfowitz, nominated Wednesday by President Bush, is widely seen as a key instigator in the U.S. push to topple Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. International organizations worried about the nominee's hawkish politics and questioned whether he is right for the job.

Bush, who has sought to mend ties with European allies that opposed the Iraq war, called French President Jacques Chirac to tell him the news.
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posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 04:44 AM
FredT, Bono isnt just the lead singer of U2. He has been a activist and human rights campaigner for over a decade. He's had dealings with the World Bank before and undoubtedly knows how it works.

He recently took the stage with Tony Blair and Bill Gates on World Poverty. These people obviously dont feel that he's just a pop singer to be seen to be in dialogue with him. He's not a Britney Spears

I'd prefer a head of the World Bank who we all know is out to combat world poverty over a neo-con hawk who's motivations are unknown.

Bono/Blair/Gates blast indifference to African Poverty

posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 05:31 AM
Have a read here:

A quote from the article:

Mr Bush tried to beat back some of the criticism yesterday, telephoning world leaders to lobby for his choice.

"Paul is committed to development. He is a compassionate, decent man who will do a fine job at the World Bank," he told a press conference.

But despite a stint as US ambassador to Indonesia, Mr Wolfowitz is not widely known as an expert on poverty.

LOL!!! Not an expert on poverty...

On the other hand since when has the IMF or the World Bank done anything for poverty anyway?

posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 05:57 AM
They do a good job of perpetuating it currently

posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 05:17 AM

Funny cartoon, suggesting bush needs an overdraft....

[edit on 18/3/2005 by Corinthas]

posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 06:38 AM
World Bank Workers Reject Wolfowitz

Don't deposit Wolfowitz with us, plead World Bank workers.

The World Bank's executive directors, representing its shareholder nations, announced yesterday they would be interviewing Mr Wolfowitz in the next few days before making a final decision.

Mr. Wolfowitz's biggest problem would be that his reputation would be the focus of the World Bank's enemies once he took up the job.


posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 03:13 PM
Let's take a look at the last two weeks for the Bush administration: first they nominate John Bolton, who has not hesitated to insult the U.N., as Ambassador to said intitution, and now Paul Wolfowitz, a warmonger who has no economic background, is nominated to head the World Bank. You have to give our president credit for one thing: he has some serious cojones. So much for his diplomatic trip to Europe, these two nominations are bound to throw all that progress out the window. But yet, while Europe and other countries make a stink about this, will they eventually bend to the neo-cons whims? Sadly, I think we all know the answer...

My guess for Bush's next nomination: Ann Coulter for the head of the ACLU. Wouldn't really surprise me.

posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 03:17 PM

Mr. Wolfowitz's biggest problem would be that his reputation would be the focus of the World Bank's enemies once he took up the job.

Should not the World Bank detractors then clamour for him receiving the position?

SHouldn't someting like the world bank be about its mission, not about politics?

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