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LA Times debunks LA Times Sarah Whalen's critique of former Assistant U.S. Attorney Ruth Wedgwood's LA Times op-ed defending Wolfowitz. We can learn a lot about someone by the kind of folks who rush to his or her defense...

The Whalen piece recaps the arguments of former Assistant U.S. Attorney Ruth Wedgwood. Wedgewood argues that people accusing Paul Wolfowitz are

"authors" of an "acrid affair" that's merely "a manufactured scandal."

Whalen counters: "anything written by Wedgwood should probably attach the warning that Wedgwood claims U.S. President George W. Bush's 2003 invasion of Iraq was legal" before turning to her main point: did Wolfowitz help Wedgwood get her job at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Whalen states: "Wedgwood, a lawyer with no Ph.D. in political science or anything else, reportedly joined SAIS as a 'professor of law' (although SAIS is not a law school) 'and diplomacy' (although Wedgwood has never reportedly been a diplomat) sometime around 2002. In one bio, Wedgwood notes that she joined SAIS 'at the invitation' of Wolfowitz.

Sarah Whalen, an expert in Islamic Law and a photojournalist specializing in U.S. foreign policy issues also covers many of the mysteries surrounding what Shaha Riza did as a consultant in Iraq and what her jobs at State Department and Foundation for the Future consist of (as covered elsewhere in this blog).

Sameer Dossani ~ May 01, 2007

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