PoliBlog: A Rough Draft of my Thoughts


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  1. It isn’t as if, to date, his tenure as President of the Bank has been remarkable—indeed, as best as I can tell it has been thoroughly undistinguished.

    Of course, Wolfowitz was a REALLY POOR choice to begin with. Given the fact that he isn’t an economist and his only foray into “development” issues was by overseeing the destruction of a country without considering the need for reconstruction, it is not suprising that he has been held to close scrutiny.

    Of course, that Bank’s problems are much larger than Wolfie. Governance issues are a serious concern. If Wolfie is forced out by this, it will be interesting to see if the Europeans & Japan try to assert their influence.

    Comment by Ratoe — Monday, April 30, 2007 @ 2:21 pm

  2. I believe Wolfowitz was a fine choice. His accolades from the African countries are reinforcing the notion he can reform the body and get rid of corruption. Unfortunately it is the entrenched corrupt officials that are now trying to oust him on false pretenses.

    It is not fair to judge based upon his hiring of a high powered attorney. When you can afford the best that’s what you get. It also makes sense to have representation since the other side will have lawyers as well.

    The Wall Street Journal and others have pointed out this is likely Wolfowitz being railroaded for shaking things up.

    Comment by Steven Plunk — Monday, April 30, 2007 @ 4:15 pm

  3. I am not basing my judgment on the hiring of an attorney–just saying that it isn’t a good sign.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Monday, April 30, 2007 @ 7:19 pm

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