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White House: Options open on Wolfowitz
AP ^ | May 15 2007 | AP

Posted on 05/15/2007 8:08:38 PM PDT by freedomdefender

The White House, shifting its stance, said Tuesday that "all options are on the table" about who should lead the World Bank, even as it defended embattled President Paul Wolfowitz.

..."We have faith in Paul Wolfowitz," White House spokesman Tony Snow said. He insisted that the charges against Wolfowitz are not "a firing offense."

Only after the charges against Wolfowitz are resolved, he said, would it then be appropriate to consider the bank's leadership going forward.

"Separately, at some point in the future there are going to be conversations about the proper stewardship of the World Bank," Snow said. "In that sense ... all options are on the table."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: cutandrun; wolfowitz; worldbank

1 posted on 05/15/2007 8:08:40 PM PDT by freedomdefender
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To: freedomdefender

Give it time. As the pressure continues , bush will kick him down the stairs like all the others.

2 posted on 05/15/2007 8:17:40 PM PDT by fantom
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To: fantom

While keeping the most incompetent of incompetents as AG.

3 posted on 05/15/2007 11:07:45 PM PDT by DemEater
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To: fantom

Read Wolfie’s rather rude and threatening comment at the very end of this article from THE FIRST POST (May 16, 2007) - -

Paul Wolfowitz awaits his fate

man in the news: Hubris to blame for the World Bank President’s current predicament

Paul Wolfowitz will be best remembered as a prime architect of the Iraq war when he was deputy to Donald Rumsfeld. But he has been among the fiercest American neo-cons for a generation since he served President Reagan as a diplomat.

Hubris has caught up with him in his latest role as President of the World Bank, however, and in an echo of the recent fate of BP’s Lord Browne, a personal relationship is at the heart of his fall.

Wolfowitz (right), given the job by President Bush in 2005, was always a controversial pick. He is no friend to the developing world. He promised to ‘end’ any state deemed guilty of supporting terrorists and once destroyed a batch of 600,000 army berets because they had been made in ‘unfriendly’ China.

He declared that he would end corruption while distributing largesse from the coffers of America, the Bank’s largest contributor.

Wolfowitz once destroyed a batch of 600,000 army berets because they had been made in ‘unfriendly’ China
A special Bank panel decided that he ‘violated’ the code of ethics himself in the way he handled the role of his companion, Shaha Riza, who worked at the Bank.

A high-flying Libyan project director, Riza complains of being cast merely as a ‘girlfriend’ to the divorced Wolfowitz. He personally arranged for her to take a temporary post at the State Department, with a pay rise from $133,000 a year to $190,000 and a guarantee of future promotion.

Last night, he went before the World Bank’s full board and pleaded to keep his job. The Bush administration has backed him so far, but a comment yesterday by White House spokesman Tony Snow was ominous. “There are going to be conversations about how you move forward...”

As Washington awaits the Bank’s decision, an extraordinary Wolfowitz tirade reported in the minutes of a Bank meeting may go down as a grim reflection on the whole American neo-con project: “If they fuck with me or Shaha, I have enough on them to fuck them too.” Charles Laurence

4 posted on 05/16/2007 9:59:06 AM PDT by Et in Arcadia Ego
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