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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Bush Picks PNAC Member to Head World Bank

Remember the neoCON organization supreme -- Project for the New American Century (PNAC) -- and its infamous letter to President Clinton urging an attack on Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein? Bush's pick to replace that sorry sack of you know what, Paul Wolfowitz, as head of the World Bank is none other than Robert Zoellick, another of the original signatories of the 1999 letter. What a coincidence.

It's easy to see why Bush would want Zoellick in the role since he no doubt shares all that wisdom and integrity exhibited by the other stellar signatories to the PNAC letter: Elliott Abrams, Richard L. Armitage, William J. Bennett, Jeffrey Bergner, John Bolton, Paula Dobriansky, Francis Fukuyama, Robert Kagan, Zalmay Khalilzad, William Kristol, Richard Perle, Peter W. Rodman, Donald Rumsfeld, William Schneider, Jr., Vin Weber, Paul Wolfowitz, R. James Woolsey. A motley Bushie crew indeed.

Zoellick is a former U.S. trade representative who's in love with "free" trade (and the hell with our working class). He also served as a Deputy Secretary of State and and his latest role was as managing director and chairman of the International Advisors department at investment bank Goldman Sachs. During the 2000 presidential election campaign, Zoellick served as a foreign policy advisor to Bush as part of a group, led by Condoleezza Rice, that called itself The Vulcans. Peachy.

May 30, 2007 at 02:27 PM in Economy, Populism, Iraq War | Permalink


surprise, surprise...

Posted by: | May 30, 2007 4:17:30 PM

I learned he was also a major policy advisor for the McCain presidential campaign and rumored to be set for Sec. of State if McCain won:

Wash Post The Fix

Posted by: | May 30, 2007 5:13:07 PM

I hope he isn't holding his breath waiting for McCain to get elected, I think he would have a looooog wait.

Posted by: VP | May 31, 2007 4:26:52 PM

Maybe he didn't think McCain had much of a chance to win after call because of his stubborn stance on the Iraq war. Maybe that's why he decided to take the job at the World Bank.

The neocons live on, unfortunately.

Posted by: Old Dem | May 31, 2007 5:14:18 PM

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