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Wolfowitz will not resign from World Bank: lawyer
Reuters ^ | May 16, 2007

Posted on 05/16/2007 4:09:08 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative

World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz will not resign under the current "cloud" and would rather push the matter to a vote of the bank's board to clear his name, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

"Mr. Wolfowitz will not resign under this cloud and he will rather put this matter to a full vote," Wolfowitz's lawyer, Robert Bennett, told Reuters.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corruption; girlfriend; moneyhoney; scandal; wolfowitz; worldbank

1 posted on 05/16/2007 4:09:12 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative
He's daring them to fire him. He knows they don't have the cojones.
2 posted on 05/16/2007 4:10:26 PM PDT by Kitten Festival
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To: West Coast Conservative

I hope this is true because the international community needs to have its bluffs called on Anti Americanism.

This is a solid opportunity.


3 posted on 05/16/2007 4:12:20 PM PDT by lonestar67 (Its time to withdraw from the War on Bush-- your side is hopelessly lost in a quagmire.)
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To: Kitten Festival

I thought I just heard on ABC radio news that he had resigned because he lost support of the White House. Hope I heard wrong.


4 posted on 05/16/2007 4:15:50 PM PDT by carola
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To: West Coast Conservative

He’s posturing. The man is a goner.


5 posted on 05/16/2007 4:16:46 PM PDT by surely_you_jest (I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. - Will Rogers)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I haven’t followed this at all, but... I *like* Wofie! I hope he hangs in there.


6 posted on 05/16/2007 4:17:47 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: West Coast Conservative

I wish he would shut down the organization, then resign.


7 posted on 05/16/2007 4:19:56 PM PDT by KoRn (Just Say NO ....To Liberal Republicans - FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: carola

You did hear wrong. ABC news with its typical misinformation to try and get the outcome they want. Liberal turds they are.


8 posted on 05/16/2007 4:21:00 PM PDT by jrooney (The democrats are the friend of our enemy and the enemy of our friends. Attack them, not GW!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

He may be posturing, but he should have some leverage. Imagine the book he could write, and how the institution and, I imagine, certain people might come off in it.


9 posted on 05/16/2007 4:28:26 PM PDT by what sticks
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To: West Coast Conservative

Cool. I would bet that Wolfowitz’ predecessors ensured that there are a hundred hoops that have to be cleared to unseat the president. think UN...


10 posted on 05/16/2007 4:39:31 PM PDT by eureka! (The 'rats have made their choice in the WOT and honest history will not be kind to them...)
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To: Kitten Festival
“He knows they don’t have the cojones.”

I wish he had kept his in his pants.

I know the importance of this guy staying there and continuing the cleaning of the WB, but you have to wonder if/why the Bush WH didn’t give seminars on fraternizing on the job (ESPECIALLY WITH MUSLIMS).

“This is a picture of BJ Clinton with Monica. And this is a picture of the impeachment proceedings.”

“NEXT SUBJECT, how to keep your mouth shut with the media...”

11 posted on 05/16/2007 4:44:23 PM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: Yehuda
I wish he had kept his in his pants.

Your entire premise is flawed. You haven't actually followed this story very closely, have you?

12 posted on 05/16/2007 4:56:36 PM PDT by Zeppo (We live in the Age of Stupidity. [Dennis Prager])
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To: West Coast Conservative

Hey, somebody who won’t cave to liberals!


13 posted on 05/16/2007 5:01:09 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Reformer comes to counterproductive — indeed, corrupt — organization, informs them of potential conflict of interest.

Counterproductive — indeed, corrupt — organization, later demands that Reformer re-assign potential conflict of interest and arrange for pay raise for potential conflict of interest as compensation.

Reformer reassigns potential conflict of interest with pay raise.

Counterproductive — indeed, corrupt — organization attempts to cashier Reformer for alleged conflict of interest.

Interestingly, representatives of the under-developed countries that counterproductive — indeed, corrupt — organization was chartered to provide aid to support Reformer.

Counterproductive — indeed, corrupt — representatives of failed Euro-states conspire to calumny Reformer.

You can’t make this stuff up.


14 posted on 05/16/2007 5:18:46 PM PDT by Mr. Buzzcut (metal god ... visit The Ponderosa .... www.vandelay.com ... DEATH BEFORE DHIMMITUDE)
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To: what sticks

First in line for “The Book”!


15 posted on 05/16/2007 6:12:22 PM PDT by TaMoDee
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To: Yehuda

I don’t think he was especially serious about corruptionfighting, it had already started when he came and it will continue as ever when he leaves. He did make a big deal of it in words, but his actions showed that corruption only applied to regimes he didn’t like - ergo, Uzbekistan was corrupt, Tajikistan wasn’t, oh give me a break! Also, he was big on lending to Iraq, transferring the ‘Africa Model’ for becoming a worldclass power to a place that already was a hellhole on its own. Iraq is the second-most corrupt place in the world according to Transparency International. He certainly didn’t care about corruption in a country that was his “baby,” Iraq. He was very loud about being a corruption fighter and very selective in declaring who he thought was corrupt. The other world bankers would comment on how he’d declare one ‘corrupt!’ and scrap the whole thing, without any investigation, and then let an obvious case go by. He just didn’t do his homework, which is why he was unpopular with the staff. He wanted to rule by fiat, like The Red Queen, and it caught up to him. No, he wasn’t very serious about corruption - and as far as himself, personally, that didn’t count at all, the great hog wallow was there for him to harvest from and he dined plentifully.


16 posted on 05/16/2007 6:46:47 PM PDT by Kitten Festival
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To: Zeppo

No it isn’t. I think you’ve been reading all the emotional hysteria from wolf’s small clique of friends who mostly focused on attacking their accusers and questioning their motives rather than seeking truth. They were the ones who distorted the case and made up things - it all boiled down to a guy who couldn’t keep it in his pants.


17 posted on 05/16/2007 6:50:01 PM PDT by Kitten Festival
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To: Kitten Festival

Hmmm... Your own comments have a certain edge to them that looks a lot like the kind of “emotional hysteria” that you denigrate. Do you have any facts that you care to put on the table to support your position? You don’t actually take the World Bank panel’s report at face value as an objective statement of the facts, do you? You don’t believe that internal bank politics and international jockeying for position had nothing whatsoever to do with the manufacture of this “scandal”, do you?


18 posted on 05/16/2007 7:23:50 PM PDT by Zeppo (We live in the Age of Stupidity. [Dennis Prager])
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To: Zeppo

What do you want to argue? My view is similar to the board’s view. They evaluated the facts. All the facts, not just the selective ones Wolfowitz and his clique highlighted for their own selfish benefit.


19 posted on 05/16/2007 8:51:21 PM PDT by Kitten Festival
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To: Kitten Festival

It was stupid for him to accept the top job at a place where his girlfriend was working in the first place.


20 posted on 05/16/2007 11:52:56 PM PDT by Democratshavenobrains
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To: Kitten Festival

You call ‘em as you see ‘em!


21 posted on 05/17/2007 1:48:36 AM PDT by endthematrix (a globalized and integrated world - which is coming, one way or the other. - Hillary)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Sounds to me like another “Good job, Brownie” moment for President bush.


22 posted on 05/17/2007 6:32:20 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: A_perfect_lady
I *like* Wofie! - Me too but I wish he had not given his girlfriend such a large raise. He has only himself to blame for this.
23 posted on 05/17/2007 1:56:13 PM PDT by SF Republican
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To: Kitten Festival
it all boiled down to a guy who couldn’t keep it in his pants.

. . .

What do you want to argue? My view is similar to the board’s view.

OK, I'll admit that I have not read the board's actual report, rather I have only seen news reports about it. I'll have to get my hands on a copy - I'm especially looking forward to reading the part where the board boils down the entire incident and blames it on "a guy who couldn't keep it in his pants"...

24 posted on 05/17/2007 4:51:30 PM PDT by Zeppo (We live in the Age of Stupidity. [Dennis Prager])
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To: Zeppo
Thanks. Fortunately, it wasn't that bad!
25 posted on 05/17/2007 5:08:04 PM PDT by Kitten Festival
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To: Zeppo; Kitten Festival
Zeppo, you’re missing 3 mastercard moments.

a/ Of COURSE they were looking for any reason to get him out.

b/ AND HE GAVE IT TO THEM ON A SAUDI POOPOO PLATTER.

c/ The irony of a “well-intentioned conservative” court jino who made part of his rep FUNDING FATAH (”see, just because I am jewish doesn’t mean I too can’t screw Israel!”), all while diddling some muslim tootise on the job, before he even got divorced. (PRICELESS...).

26 posted on 05/17/2007 11:41:38 PM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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