Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Paul Wolfowitz: Don't let the World Bank smack you on the ass on the way out.

Actually, I would have preferred if it did smack him on the way out. But it didn't. He has reportedly left with a 400K golden parachute and negotiated a BEYOND tepid statement from the World Bank:

“He assured us that he acted ethically and in good faith in what he believed were the best interests of the institution, and we accept that." Fucker.

No doubt this is systemic of issues within the World Bank that interferes with it fulfilling it's mission statement to help alleviate poverty around the world. It seems that the Bush Administration's back room wrangling held out just long enough to get Wolfowitz a smooth exit while maintaining Bush's right to nominate his replacement. How about that FEMA dude Bush loved so much? He did a "hell of a job!"

At any rate, good riddance. I can't say anything here better or funnier than what Stephen Cobert said last night. Watch it now.

Cartoon © Steve Bell 2007. steve.bell@guardian.co.uk

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