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Oh no. Someone has gone ahead and said the unsayable. In a comment for UK daily The Independent, columnist Bruce Anderson has called for Wolfowitz to be replaced with none other than UN-wrecker John Bolton.

Anderson, a self-proclaimed Wolfowitz backer when his name was first put forward in 2005, says Wolfowitz has lost the moral authority to lead in the fight against corruption: "A speech by Paul Wolfowitz on corruption. Imagine. Shuffling feet and downcast eyes while he was at the rostrum: as soon as he left the room, derisive laughter. He cannot stay on. Every African dictator will now be summoning his juju men to cast their spells to keep him in post, and impotence. His friends should work their magic to persuade him to depart with dignity."

Those who would like to see the institution truly go up in flames will surely cheer on his pick for Wolfowitz's replacement: "In the short run, there is an obvious candidate to succeed Mr Wolfowitz: another neo-con, the former UN Ambassador, John Bolton. No-one ever accused him of lacking grip. Nor is he overburdened with sentimentality. Confronted with obstruction or incompetence, he uses his temper as a bulldozer. Mr Bolton is the man the World Bank needs, and deserves."

Jeff Powell ~ April 16, 2007

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