Paul Wolfowitz, architect of the Iraqi occupation disaster, has been chosen to lead the World Bank. This has caused much howling in many quarters.
Wolfowitz has about as much
background/experience in economics as he had with the military and fighting wars. Any sober-minded, honest person
can take a look at the chaos in Mesopotamia and ascertain Wolfowitz had absolutely no business anywhere near the Pentagon, let alone leading
This is the guy who claimed to congress that we could easily
invade and occupy that country with a mere
That had to be the most ignorant assessment I had ever heard.
Wolfowitz is an ideologue of the worst kind, utterly incapable of seeing ideas not of his own Trotskyite making. He and his fellow NeoCon ideologues
have an agenda, one that is in complete contravention of what is good for the United States and far worse for the world at large - especially
countries that happen to have vital natural resources lying within. He, like his counterpart in hate, John Bolton, is an enemy of peace. He is a whore
for the military/industrial/complex and Israel's insane Likudnik agenda.
He is the last person on earth who should be assigned to lead the World Bank. It is there - supposedly - to help third world countries develop their
economies and fund desperately needed health programs. Forget about the fact that he has ZERO experience in this arena, this promoter of hatred and
war is supposed to effectively lead
this body whose sole purpose is to help
weak and struggling nations? How is that
happen? He has nothing but contempt for Old Europe,
let alone the weakest nations on earth.
Once again, this is BushCo. bizarro universe run amok. What is the real aim here? No one can argue this man has any reason or right to be appointed to
this post. Along with co-hater Bolton being appointed to the UN, it's as if the Bush administration is saying to the world in a loud and thunderous
voice, F**K YOU! We own you and there's not a thing you can do about it! Your A double S belongs to Uncle Sam now! (As they scoff... "it already
did, we just dint say it out loud..")
The Bush administration's actions are almost as mystifying as God's mysterious ways. None of their decision-making has made any sense, on any level.
At least, not since they named Colin Powell Secretary of State. It's almost as if they want to bankrupt America; and send ALL of our uniformed men
and women overseas - away from us; and to provoke some kind of world war. It's pure madness. If I've never seen insanity in action before, with my
own eyes, I have now.
Stiglitz warns of violence if Wolfowitz goes to World Bank
By Robert Peston (Filed: 20/03/2005)
Joseph Stiglitz, the former chief economist of the World Bank and one of the world's most influential economic thinkers, has launched a savage attack
on US plans to appoint Paul Wolfowitz as the World Bank's new president.
In an exclusive interview, the American Nobel laureate said: "The World Bank will once again become a hate figure. This could bring street protests
and violence across the developing world." He described President Bush's determination to appoint his deputy defence secretary to the important post
as "either an act of provocation or an act so insensitive as to look like provocation". Wolfowitz is widely regarded as the creator of the policy
that led to the US war in Iraq.