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A "Euro-bureaucracy-media putsch"? Jim Lobe at Inter-Press Service cites and skewers several US commentators desperately rallying in Wolfowitz's defense. The "Euro...putsch" soundbite is the pick of the bunch, but the sense is everywhere the same as Soren reported here yesterday. Lobe's original thought is that those defending Wolfowitz's from the allegations of cronyism and dodgy dealing at a multilateral institution were "among the most aggressive in attacking former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan for alleged nepotism on behalf of his son".

Lobe's analysis covers the editorial writers of the Wall Street Journal, contributors to the National Review, and a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defence of Democracies.

He argues "The neoconservative role in vigorously pressing the campaign to discredit Annan for his presumed nepotism and force his resignation stands in sharp contrast to its efforts to protect Wolfowitz from similar charges in connection with his role in personally arranging an exceptional promotion and salary increase for his girlfriend."

Double standards by the neo-cons? Well I never.

Alex Wilks ~ April 18, 2007


 
 
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