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Wolfowitz nominated by Bush to head World Bank

Discussion in 'News' started by Æ°, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. Æ°

    Æ° Senior Member

    Joined: May 12, 2002 Messages: 1,974 Likes Received: 6
    Link from MSNBC: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7218202/

    World reacts with skepticism to Wolfowitz World Bank nod


    The Associated Press
    Updated: 9:01 a.m. ET March 17, 2005


    PARIS - Around the world, the notion of U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz leading the World Bank met with reactions that ranged mainly from official reserve to outright denunciation, but there was some support.

    Wolfowitz, nominated Wednesday by President Bush, is widely seen as a key instigator in the U.S. push to topple Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. International organizations worried about the nominee’s hawkish politics and questioned whether he is right for the job.

    Bush, who has sought to mend ties with European allies that opposed the Iraq war, called French President Jacques Chirac to tell him the news.

    Chirac, one of the staunchest critics of the war, “took note of this candidacy,” his office said, adding that “France would examine it in the spirit of friendship between France and United States and with an eye on the capital mission of the World Bank to the service of development.”

    Japan, a U.S. ally in the Iraq war, gave its support to Bush’s choice.

    The Japanese Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi expressed support for Wolfowitz in a phone conversation with his U.S. counterpart.

    Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroyuki Hosoda lavished praise on Wolfowitz. “He’s a great person and he is well-versed in issues regarding development in Asia,” Hosoda told reporters. “Japan would like to support Mr. Wolfowitz.”

    One of those most vocally opposed to the idea was U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s top poverty adviser.

    “It’s time for other candidates to come forward that have experience in development,” Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and an Annan adviser, said in a speech to the U.N. Economic and Social Council.

    “This is a position on which hundreds of millions of people depend for their lives,” he said. “Let’s have a proper leadership of professionalism.” The United Nations had no comment.

    Chorus of criticism
    Development and anti-poverty groups joined the chorus of criticism.

    “As well as lacking any relevant experience, he is a deeply divisive figure who is unlikely to move the bank toward a more pro-poor agenda,” said Patrick Watt, policy officer at British charity Action Aid.

    Dave Timms, spokesman for London-based World Development Network, called it a “terrifying appointment” that highlighted a lack of democracy in major lending institutions. A European traditionally heads the International Monetary fund, while an American takes the helm at the World Bank.

    “You can’t have a situation where rich countries lecture developing countries about democracy and then aren’t prepared to exercise democracy in this kind of appointment.”

    Sweden’s minister of International Development Cooperation Carin Jaemtin, said she was “very skeptical” with the choice, telling Swedish news agency TT, she had hoped for a candidate who would carry out the policies of outgoing bank president James Wolfensohn.

    Wolfowitz, 61, was among the most forceful of those in the Bush administration in arguing that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, and he had predicted that Americans would be welcomed as liberators rather than occupiers once they toppled Saddam’s government.

    Wolfowitz’ reputation as a hard-liner made it difficult to cheer his nomination to head the World Bank, said Nigerian newspaper columnist Pini Jason. He said Wolfowitz’s selection could be a “bad omen” for the Third World.

    “It is very likely that George Bush will want to link World Bank policies to his own vision of democratizing the world: Democracy according to the White House,” said Jason, who writes for The Vanguard newspaper.
     
  2. Moe Lester

    Moe Lester New Jack

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    George Bush is the man
     
  3. villain

    villain Veteran Member

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    Yet another example of Bush promoting his friends instead of putting qualified people into the proper positions.
    This all makes no sense.
     
  4. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    i heard the foreigners at work discussing this yesterday.
    they were pretty damn troubled by it.
    scary shit. indeed.

    out un ambassador, now the world bank, i wonder whats next.
    :nope:
     
  5. Æ°

    Æ° Senior Member

    Joined: May 12, 2002 Messages: 1,974 Likes Received: 6
    No nomination has ever been refused, so this is a done deal.

    Being a loyal american war architect will land you the seat as president of the world bank. The same thing happened with Robert McNamera.
     
  6. bobthebuilder

    bobthebuilder Member

    Joined: Nov 15, 2004 Messages: 295 Likes Received: 1
    What the fuck is Bush smoking, Wolfwitz has no expriance outside of warfare. The fucks he gunna do, plan military stratagies to defeat the evil bank robbers? :huh2:
     
  7. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 234
    the meak shall inheret the earth.
     
  8. POIESIS

    POIESIS Member

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    i'd violate wolfowitz.
     
  9. bobthebuilder

    bobthebuilder Member

    Joined: Nov 15, 2004 Messages: 295 Likes Received: 1
    You missed the part where he fucks you up because you cant fight worth shit.
     
  10. POIESIS

    POIESIS Member

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    how did you come up with that bob!? that's fucking brilliant!
    and all this time i thought you were just some dipshit with
    an obvious case of small dick syndrome.
     
  11. POIESIS

    POIESIS Member

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    hey mr. phd, do some elementary research.
     
  12. bobthebuilder

    bobthebuilder Member

    Joined: Nov 15, 2004 Messages: 295 Likes Received: 1
    No, its the DIck in your mouth syndrome. He has over 35 years of military expiriance, you have a fucking didlo. Think about it "id violate him" My ass. He would mop the floor with your ass.
     
  13. Æ°

    Æ° Senior Member

    Joined: May 12, 2002 Messages: 1,974 Likes Received: 6
    Get out of my office.
     
  14. POIESIS

    POIESIS Member

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    hahaha, wow, you're a bigger fucking retard than i thought.
    congratulations, you just won the small dicked retard award.
     
  15. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    i'd have to agree, bob now seems like a grown man who should be standing in a schoolyard with a bunch of thirdgraders fighting over a limp fruit roll up.


    and i'm not sure how the military strategizing experience would make him a good fighter?
    he is just the type of dipshit that has sat back and planned wars that affected millions of people, both at home and abroad, but has NEVER gotten his hands dirty.
     
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