"The president has confidence in Paul Wolfowitz and his work"-Dana Perino, lying mouthpiece.
US President George W Bush has
"full confidence" in embattled World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino says.
World Bank:"the biggest crisis in its history."
First of all, Wolfowitz has a girlfriend? Apparently, and he showed her favoritism
Among other things, the April 3 memo alleges that Shaha Riza, Wolfowitz's romantic interest was given a "promotion [that] clearly does not conform" to bank procedures. Moreover, the memo alleges, she was then given a raise "more than double the amount allowed" by the bank's rules.
Where the Money Is
Who's responsible for these whopping raises.
"All arrangements concerning Shaha Riza were made at the direction of the bank's board of directors," Wolfowitz spokesman Kevin Kellems.
The Next Crusade
Two years have passed since President Bush nominated Wolfowitz, the former Deputy Secretary of Defense and one of the architects of the war in Iraq, to head the sprawling multinational lending institution that has as its official goal “a world without poverty.”
Most bank staff opposed Wolfowitz’s presidency. An observer says that there’s a perception that “his real agenda remains hidden.”
The World Bank is staffed by a well-paid, highly educated secretariat, the vast majority of whom are non-Americans. According to a survey conducted in April, 2005, nearly ninety per cent of the staff opposed Wolfowitz’s nomination.
“Karl Rove would be proud: the man whom the world associates with the war in Iraq has recast himself as the crusader for good governance and development,” Manish Bapna, the executive director of the Bank Information Center, a not-for-profit organization in Washington that monitors the bank’s activities, said. “But inside the bank there is still a perception on the part of some staffers that his real agenda remains hidden, and that it reflects priorities from the Bush Administration.”
EU lawmakers call for Wolfowitz to step down
Darn it, Wolfowitz!
As president of the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz is clearly not short of a buck or two. So is he just too time-poor to get down to his local mall and invest in a new pair of socks? Known for his sharp suits and hawkish views, he was snapped revealing his inner slob during a visit to the Selimiye mosque in Edirne, western Turkey. The images offered proof - if it were ever needed - that even the big toenails of the world's debatably great and good are best kept under wraps.
And in other news....Olbermann hits another one out of Edward R. Murrow Stadium.
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