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Bush Names Wolfowitz to World Bank

It will be interesting to see what happens with the Wolfowitz nomination to the World Bank. The Yahoo article reporting Bush’s decision said:

“European sources said Wolfowitz’s name was circulated informally among board directors several weeks ago and was rejected. ‘Mr. Wolfowitz’s nomination today tells us the U.S. couldn’t care less what the rest of the world thinks,’ one source said.”

The predominantly Jewish neo-cons believe that the only thing that counts is power, that the US is the only superpower in the world today, and thus that it can do anything it wants. Bush is apparently testing that theory. Some events in the Middle East, Iraqi elections and Lebanese demonstrations, for example, indicate that he may be right, but time will tell. There’s no new government in either Iraq or Lebanon, yet.

As you can probably guess from my previous postings, I’m not too happy with Wolfowitz’ nomination. He does have diplomatic experience as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia, Ambassador to Indonesia, and dean of the John’s Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) , but his role as chief villain in the Iraq war overshadows any good he may have done before.

It’s interesting that one Jew whose surname starts with Wolf, is named to replace another Jew whose surname starts with Wolf. It’s a small club. But as far as I know, Wolfowitz is American, while current World Bank President Wolfensohn was born in Australia. Interestingly, Clinton’s choice to be US Ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk, is also Australian, a Jew who was born in England, but raised in Australia. Indyk also taught at SAIS. Small world!

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