Thursday, March 17, 2005

"Objectionable, all the same"

The Financial Times, well known as a hotbed of pinko islamofascist sympathazing appeasers, judges the nomination of Paul Wolfowitz to run the World Bank to be "a poor choice." "The nomination does not lack merit," they concede. "Yet it is objectionable, all the same." As we go from Wolfensohn and Wolfowitz, it's hard not to begin to sympathize with those who charge the bank with being a lupine institution.

More seriously, I can't believe I missed the chance to draw out the irony of the fact that Wolfowitz, a key architect of the disaster in Iraq, will be acceding to the very same position as Robert McNamara, the chief architect of the Vietnam War. If it's true that good Americans, when they die, go to Paris, then it would appear that truly evil Americans, when they experience political death, go to run the World Bank....

1 comment:

The Compilers said...

INTELLIGENCE ON THE WOLFOWITZ NOMINATION....

This just in from a gaggle of DC-based NGOS....

• Wolfowitz has been invited to a meeting of European Union heads of state on Tuesday (22 March) at which his nomination is on the agenda.
• The Board of Directors is expected to vote on the nomination by March 31.
• There is strong, widespread opposition to Wolfowitz among WB staff, and the WB Staff Association has issued a statement declaring it wants staff views to be considered before a final decision is taken.
• Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) issued a press release against Wolfowitz and is seeking other support on Capitol Hill with some difficulty.
• Bono has apparently had two phone conversations with Wolfowitz. It’s unclear whether Bono has endorsed Wolfowitz’ nomination.