who will be next World Bank President What will they do


LA Times still pro Bono. Having started the speculation about Bono for World Bank president the Los Angeles Times has editorialised again in his favour. It still thinks "he would have been a sound choice to lead the World Bank".

The paper, however, refuses to follow Bono in backing Powell as a replacement candidate.

It comments: "Powell is an impressive figure, and there is a precedent of a former high-profile Cabinet member — Vietnam War-era Defense Secretary Robert McNamara — taking the World Bank job in part to make amends for being associated with U.S. policies that were deeply unpopular in much of the world".

The LA Times sides with us and many others when it says "the United States should rethink its traditional claim to the job".

Alex Wilks ~ March 16, 2005

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