Wolfowitz to Head World Bank

World says: “Thanks, we’ll just put our money under the mattress.”

If there was ever any doubt that John Bolton's nomination as UN Ambassador was anything but a big F.U. to the rest of the world, I submit to you Exhibit A--Karen Hughes to the State Department to improve relations with the Muslim world, and now, Exhibit B--Paul Wolfowitz to become the president of the World Bank…

In the immortal words of C-3PO, "We're doomed."
Bush is nominating Wolfowitz to head the World Bank. Wolfowitz. Sorry, just have to say that a few times to make it feel real. Wolfowitz. A guy who knows nothing about economics. Wolfowitz. A guy who's detested by Europeans as a main architect of our foreign policy. Wolfowitz. A guy who licks his comb.
Think Progress:
One of the primary objectives of the World Bank is to combat global poverty. Outgoing World Bank president James Wolfensohn understood the link between global poverty and global security. Paul Wolfowitz, however, remains blind to the impact poverty has on dangers like terrorism and civil unrest.

“If we want stability on our planet, we must fight to end poverty. Since the time of the Bretton Woods Conference, through the Pearson Commission, the Brandt Commission, and the Brundtland Commission, through to statements of our leaders at the 2000 Millennium Assembly - and today - all confirm that the eradication of poverty is central to stability and peace.” – Outgoing World Bank president James D. Wolfensohn, 10/3/04


These people are not fighting because they’re poor. They’re poor because they fight all the time. ” – President Bush’s nominee for World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz, Congressional Testimony, 6/6/96

“We hear a lot of talk about the root causes of terrorism. Some people seem to suggest that poverty is the root cause of terrorism. It’s a little hard to look at a billionaire named Osama bin Laden and think that poverty drove him to it.” – Wolfowitz, 11/15/2002
Is there some regulation of which I’m not aware that says the president of the World Bank has to have “wolf” in his name? Maybe getting rid of that rule would be a good idea, so we could open up the nominations to include someone MORE FUCKING QUALIFIED AND LESS GLOBALLY REVILED THAN PAUL WOLFOWITZ!!!

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