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Ideology and analysis don't mix. If Wolfowitz is selected despite his controversial politics he will have a hard time convincing people that his economic projections are neutral. The World Bank and IMF frequently produce over-optimistic economic assessments. But Wolfowitz was in another league when he said just before the Iraq war that: "we are dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction and relatively soon". The World Bank and UN analysis decided rather that Iraq requires about US$36 billion over four years.

Alex Wilks ~ March 16, 2005


 
 
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