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Wolfowitz continues his cowardly ways
WASHINGTON, April 12 ? Paul D. Wolfowitz, the president of the World Bank, apologized today for his role in arranging a highly paid job at the State Department for a woman with whom he has a personal relationship.
Originally Posted by Big
How is that cowardly?
The article is a bit confusing but it sounds like his actions were perhaps unethical or lacked integrity or both. No cowardice, for he apparently admitted some wrongdoing. Again, the article is confusing: raising as many questions as it answers. A personal relationship with someone in his organization? What does this mean? I presume he's married, but maybe not.
COWARDLY implies a weak or ignoble lack of courage <a cowardly failure to stand up for principle>
Wolfowitz consistently sells out principles for personal gain. He helped start an illegal war and now he is the President of World Bank. He promised everyone great success in Iraq and then ran to govern World Bank when things went south.
Now, he illegally hooks up his mistress with a high paying job.
Illegal war, by the standards of the UN?
Originally Posted by Big
Big, are you listening to talk radio again? (sorry, couldn't resist)
if he never held those principles to begin with he didn't fail to stand up for them.
There's no such thing as a pretty good aligator wrestler.
On September13, 2001, during a meeting at Camp David with President Bush, Rumsfeld and others in the Bush administration, Wolfowitz said he discussed with President Bush the prospects of launching an attack against Iraq, for no apparent reason other than a “gut feeling” Saddam Hussein was involved in the attacks, and there was a debate “about what place if any Iraq should have in a counter terrorist strategy.”
“On the surface of the debate it at least appeared to be about not whether but when,” Wolfowitz said during the May 9 interview, a transcript of which is posted on the Department of Defense website http://www.defenselink.mil/transcrip...ecdef0223.html. “There seemed to be a kind of agreement that yes it should be, but the disagreement was whether it should be in the immediate response or whether you should concentrate simply on Afghanistan first.”
Oil was the main reason for military action against Iraq, a leading White House hawk has claimed, confirming the worst fears of those opposed to the US-led war.
The US deputy defence secretary, Paul Wolfowitz - who has already undermined Tony Blair's position over weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by describing them as a "bureaucratic" excuse for war - has now gone further by claiming the real motive was that Iraq is "swimming" in oil.
The latest comments were made by Mr Wolfowitz in an address to delegates at an Asian security summit in Singapore at the weekend, and reported today by German newspapers Der Tagesspiegel and Die Welt.
Asked why a nuclear power such as North Korea was being treated differently from Iraq, where hardly any weapons of mass destruction had been found, the deputy defence minister said: "Let's look at it simply. The most important difference between North Korea and Iraq is that economically, we just had no choice in Iraq. The country swims on a sea of oil."
Mr Wolfowitz went on to tell journalists at the conference that the US was set on a path of negotiation to help defuse tensions between North Korea and its neighbours - in contrast to the more belligerent attitude the Bush administration displayed in its dealings with Iraq.
His latest comments follow his widely reported statement from an interview in Vanity Fair last month, in which he said that "for reasons that have a lot to do with the US government bureaucracy, we settled on the one issue that everyone could agree on: weapons of mass destruction."
Also, North Korea has nukes that they can use if attacked, and Iraq didn't. North Korea also borders Russia.
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