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Posted on 05/17/2007 3:14:10 PM PDT by yoely
“Thanks for embarrassing our country by allowing us to put our faith in you.”
How ignorant about the facts of this case are you???
What his case revealed - to which the lefties in Europe should be, but are not “embarrased” - is the extent to which, the low depth to which, the height of hypocrisy to which they will go in a political attack on someone they do not like, particularly someone trying to push institutional reforms that get in the way of their political percs.
Oh no no, said the little Paul, to ask me is in vain
For who goes down your parlour hall can ne're come up again
The Euros turned him round about and went back in their den
For well they knew the trusting Paul would soon come back again
So they wove a subtle web, in a quiet corner small
And set their table ready to dine upon the Paul
Alas, alas, how very soon this naive little Paul
Hearing wily, soothing words, came flitting toward his fall
Up jumped the cunning Euros when he came buzzing past
They dragged him down the parlour hall and fiercely held him fast
They dragged him in behind a door, into their dismal den
Within their little parlour, and he ne're came out again
Moral of the tale......never underestimate hardball-playing Euro-Arachnids with the power to write unlimited checks and to spin sticky webs.
Both points are valid...but you have to admit that if it was World Bank President Bill Clinton he would,at worst,be mildly reprimanded rather than fired and the BBC wouldn't have uttered a single word about the matter...unlike the wall-to-wall coverage they've given it in recent days.
“Or be so arrogant as to think nobody will care if you rig the system to get a plumb job for a woman because she’s your girlfriend.”
You are totally ignorant on this case aren’t you.
He “rigged” nothing.
She was employed there before he went there.
When he went there everyone, including her, understood that she was going to be asked to resign, even though she was so many levels below his position that they would have no direct, or even indirect work relationship with each other at the bank.
He went to the head his board’s ethics committee, seeking his input on handling the matter and suggested to that official that he, Wolfowitz, be recused from any participation in the matter.
That official did not accept Wolfowitz recusal and said he, Wolfowitz, should personally deal with the matter and laid out some of the financial considerations that would be in line to be considered, in lieu of the request that she resign.
Wolfowitz then followed those recommendations in his discussions with the bank’s HR officials, reached an agreement with those officials, sought the ethics official’s review of those agreements and then let the appropriate departments carry them out. Nothing was done in secret and nothing was done to any violation of any World Bank rule or procedure. Nothing was offered her that was out of bounds of the kind of considerations that would be made by the bank when someone in her position was being asked to resign, due to no fault of her own.
The error Wolfowitz made was not being politically savy enough to realize that European members of his board, working through their member heading the “ethics” committee, were setting him up.
Nothing was “rigged”, except the attack the Europeans had set him up for - creating a “scandal” that wasn’t and then blaming the chief victim of their manufactured scandal.
“Hmm and she managed to get a security clearance as a foreign national that let her traipse around the Pentagon and State Dept. unescorted. ......Pretty unprecedented for somebody not attached to an allied government who already possesses that clearance from home. She must have known somebody.”
You are basically ignorant about the DOD and the State Department, where many people, with security clearances of many levels, high and low, work; where the location of “secure” work and/or the ability to access such work is strictly limited, not simply by security clearance but by the kind and level of work assigned and allowed to do.
Her position at the State Department is still a position paid by the World Bank, working with State Department people and programs that are either related to or coordinated with the economic development work shared by US programs and World Bank programs. She would never be in a location “unescorted” except where she is permitted to do the kind of work that she does; which does not require very great security and does not very great security access.
Just being in the building says nothing; if it did, then they’d have to shut both DOD and State Dept down, for all the lobbyists, lawyers and “officials”, foreign and domestic allowed in there with NO security clearance every day.
“As Casey Stengle used to say, You could look it up.”
Then you should get looking because apparently you do not know what they are; you’re so able to state them - NOT.
This is pure political payback from the Euro-Socialists and their DemonRat buddies in the U.S. for Wolfowitz’s role in bringing down Saddam and disrupting Al-Qaeda.
I hope we will repay the payback by withdrawing from the IMF, the World Bank and the UN. Few things would make me happier than to see 1st Ave and 42nd Street turned into a US-military occupied installation and a long queue of anti-American “diplomat” s#!+heads expelled from the US.
Yeah, I know none of this will happen. But we’ve gotta have goals, right?
I’m not here to educate you.
Tony Blair will be the next nominee by the USA. He needs a job at the end of June when he steps down as Britain’s PM, to be replaced by Gordon Brown. Count on it.
By all means enlighten me.
Yep. Done in by a woman, I think. He lets himself be led around by the nose by some of them.
well said - no one brought this up, but his screeching and clinging to the chandelier instead of resigning when the time was right didn’t do our country much good. i hope he’s happy. bitter guy.
Read the rest of my posts on the thread, or even a few of the other informed ones; from others, like me, who have gone to sources beyond the LameStreamMedia to learn what has actually taken place, vis-a-vis Wolfowitz and the World Bank.
Of course not, you have nothing from which anyone would obtain and education.
If you weren’t so eager to pick a fight you might realize that we’re basically in agreement. Anyway, rage on if that’s what pleases you....
“If you werent so eager to pick a fight you might realize that were basically in agreement. Anyway, rage on if thats what pleases you....”
If you were NOT so eager to invoke a fight you would not have been so oblique in your statements.
I think he did say that. Maybe he has something more than seeing that his girlfriend got a great big raise that he doesn't want to come out.
Maybe Robert Mugabe could take over at the World Bank. I think he meets the high exacting moral standards of the UN and the World Bank.
He didn't give her a raise.
Nope. With his credentials I'm sure he'll find another job. He doesn't need anyone to "provide" him anything.