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Get Wolfowitz Out of World Bank

The Financial Times has it right in criticizing Paul Wolfowitz’ performance at the World Bank. It does not call for his removal, but I think that is the best way to improve the bank. Why should the US put a war criminal in to head it up? The FT says:

The Financial Times hoped that Mr Wolfowitz might pleasantly surprise his critics, but his first year at the World Bank was not a success. Surrounding himself with a coterie of advisers from his Pentagon days, he has failed to set a new direction for the bank. His obsessive anti-corruption drive is not a development strategy. The World Bank’s complexity – and the complexity of its mission – demand that he now shows some leadership.

I think it is time for him to go. He should never have been there in the first place.

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