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Xavier Coll's turn. In his statement yesterday, Paul Wolfowitz pointed a direct finger at 3 people as having been intimately involved in the Shaha pay raise and multiple promotions affair. Both Roberto Dañino , former general counsel for the bank, and Ad Melkert, former chairman of the World Bank's Ethics committee, have issued their own statements refuting Wolfowitz's assertions.

Xavier Coll, the outgoing vice president for human resources is in the unfortunate position of not being able to do so publicly since he is still working for the bank. Sources close to the board of directors have confirmed to me that Mr. Coll shared documents in his possession this afternoon with the board that also refute Wolfowitz' statement. With this, all three individuals identified by Wolfowitz, as having advised/guided him in this matter, have now offered their rebuttals and documented for the record their disagreement with Wolfowitz' statement.

I am also told that the board has now looked into Ms. Riza's employment record and full performance evaluation reviews which she selectively quoted from in her own statement yesterday.

A Washington source ~ May 02, 2007


Let us give the ED's a warm round of applause for keeping us informed.

None ~ May 02, 2007, 03:43 AM

"Let us give the ED's a warm round of applause for keeping us informed."?!? PUH-LEEZE!!! In the language of my youth: Gag me with a spoon! If the ED's had been doing their jobs in the beginning -- not approving the President with no public dissent and little public discussion and transparency, providing better oversight, etc. -- rather than accepting generous pay from their governments, enjoying their very comfortable offices and large staffs, then we wouldn't be in this mess. Even sadder than the "indignation" of some of the officials signing letters and being critical is the fact that they may actually be helping PW with their hypocrisy. He is benefitting greatly from their reluctance to act. No doubt they think they will like having him around "wounded" to give themselves more power. What they don't seem to realize is that PW comes from a culture (the neo-cons and the Bush administration) that HAVE NO SHAME! I am certain that he feels completely right--just as his former bosses Rummie and Bush--about his policies and if someone disagrees, they're the enemy, a terrorist, unpatriotic, etc. Even when giving a "compliment" -- such as saying that he thought the Ethics Committee and Xavier Coll acted with honorable intentions, it's backhanded. He says the nice thing, then goes forward and says things to completely discredit the compliment. Call the Guinness Book of World Records--I think we've found the world's largest balls!

Deeply Saddened Staff Member ~ May 02, 2007, 03:33 PM

"Xavier Coll, the outgoing vice president for human resources is in the unfortunate position of not being able to do so publicly since he is still working for the bank"

Last I checked, Wolfowitz and Riza still work for the Bank. Why is Coll the only one gagged?

Confused ~ May 03, 2007, 01:25 PM

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