Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss ... or ... Another Wolfie at the Door

posted by The Sailor @ 11:36 PM Permalink

Bush nominates tough diplomat for World Bank

Former deputy secretary of state Robert Zoellick, tapped by US President George W Bush to head the World Bank, has a reputation as a hard-nosed defender of US economic and strategic interests.
In 1998, he signed a letter that urged then-president Bill Clinton to oust Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq by military force if necessary, and rejected 'a misguided insistence on unanimity in the UN Security Council.'

The other 17 signers included 'neoconservatives' who rose to prominence after Bush won office - Wolfowitz, former US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld and current UN Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad.

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