This was a railroad job. Moral: Never piss off the corrupt, entrenched bureaucrats.
Brit Hume also confirmed this.
I thought he said he would not resign. Wuss.
43 should appoint John Bolton to replace him....
Wow ! Is this a bad news day, or what?
Wolfy sure made it hard for me to support him being a Jew with a Muslim girlfriend. Verboten in my book.
Goodbye Wolfowitz. Thanks for embarrassing our country by allowing us to put our faith in you. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Wolf is a good man. Sorry to see him go.
I’m afraid I blame Bush on this, once again.
Wolfowitz did nothing wrong. He was forced out because he wouldn’t go along with their policies of using the World Bank to promote family planning, abortion, and condom distribution. Therefore he had to go, because he didn’t like to use the bank to kill of third world populations.
Evidently Bush instructed Tony Snow to go out and say that Wolfowitz was on his own. When Bush pulled his support, that was the end of it.
Instead of defending his loyal people, Bush has backed down repeatedly in the face of left wing pressure.
Corruption is often at the very root of why governments do not work, Wolfowitz argued in a speech in Indonesia in April 2006.
"Wolfowitz wanted to change the rules in the middle of the game," says a French official who asked to remain anonymous while discussing the Congo negotiations. The World Bank Board, the official says, told Wolfowitz, "You cannot work like this."
The French and other European government representatives argued forcefully that the World Bank needed to remain engaged in poor countries such as Congo, regardless of how corrupt their governments may be.
The Wolfowitz argument that fighting corruption is a prerequisite for ending poverty is diametrically opposed to the views of many Bank professionals.
"The World Bank is a development institution, not an anti-corruption institution," says Dennis de Tray, who left the bank in 2006... http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9525865
The most puzzling question about this whole thing is, why would anyone have sex with Paul Wolfowitz?
Soros Socialists hate Wolfowitz.