Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Wolfowitz knows no shame

This is embarrassing. Totally embarrassing. Wolfowitz is still refusing to step down at the World Bank. The man has no shame. No shame at all.

WASHINGTON, May 7 — Leading governments of Europe, mounting a new campaign to push Paul D. Wolfowitz from his job as World Bank president, signaled Monday that they were willing to let the United States choose the bank’s next chief, but only if Mr. Wolfowitz stepped down soon, European officials said.

European officials had previously indicated that they wanted to end the tradition of the United States picking the World Bank leader. But now the officials are hoping to enlist American help in persuading Mr. Wolfowitz to resign voluntarily, rather than be rebuked or ousted.

The goal, they said, is to avert a public rupture of the bank board over a vote, possibly later this week, to sanction Mr. Wolfowitz. Even if the vote is a reprimand, they said, it could effectively make it impossible for him to stay on.

The Europeans worked to arrange a quick exit for Mr. Wolfowitz as a special bank committee concluded that he was guilty of breaking rules barring conflicts of interest in arranging for a pay raise and promotion for Shaha Ali Riza, his companion and a bank employee, in 2005.

Will he finally do the right thing, and step down, or will he insist on a battle royal and a dramatic ouster? It looks like the latter and it’s just one-more rock-jawed refusal to accept that the reality these neocon assholes created pretty much sucks.

Jesus Christ. Someone fetch me a mallet and let’s just drive a stake through the heart of Neoconservatism and kill it once and for all. Those mendacious bastards have been absolutely wrong about absolutely everything and they have spectacularly fucked up everything they have touched on an epic scale. It is time to ostracize them, brand them as the pariahs they are, drive them from the public square and denounce them for being the social cancers they are, unfit to keep company with decent folks.

When they die, and it won't be a moment too soon, bury them in unmarked graves, and future generations will speak their names no more, except as the most vile of curses.

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