To: Kitten Festival
You mean this apology?:
I took the issue to the Ethics Committee and after extensive discussions with the Chairman, the Committees advice was to promote and relocate Ms. Shaha Riza.
I made a good faith effort to implement my understanding of that advice, and it was done in order to take responsibility for settling an issue that I believed had potential to harm the institution. In hindsight, I wish I had trusted my original instincts and kept myself out of the negotiations. I made a mistake, for which I am sorry.
IOW: He said he was sorry for trusting the Ethics committee.
posted on 05/15/2007 6:50:52 AM PDT
One thing that rings false about that 'apology' - and why did he make it at all if he did nothing wrong - is that he claimed Riza would sue the bank. She worked taxfree for an international institution and the one thing she couldn't do was sue it. The WB has tribunals and they don't go by american tort lawyer standards, so she could have gone to the tribunal, but the WB certainly wouldn't have been hurt. The thing is, this piece
describes a lot about why she wouldn't want to - she was a powermonger and up to no good at the bank, hence, her shrieking behavior at getting seconded to liz cheney at state.
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