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Critical facts: a guide to the Wolfowitz case. World Bank staff members, writing on the Wolfowitzresign blog, have kindly produced a summary of the facts of the case. They note that "the sheer volume of information circulating in the Wolfowitz leadership scandal threatens to cloud some of the key issues". And that: "Mr. Wolfowitz's statement of April 30 2007 has added unsubstantiated assertions as facts".

Their fact sheet on the Wolfowitz situation can be found here. It covers the following issues.

Issue 1: Mr. Wolfowitz's initial offer to recuse himself
Issue 2: Instructions of the Ethics Committee to Mr. Wolfowitz
Issue 3: Violation of President's Contract and Bank's Ethical Rules
Issue 4: Pattern of Misleading Information
Issue 5: Pattern of Behavior
Issue 5: Portrayal as Victim of Circumstance
Issue 6: The Real Smear Campaign
Issue 7: It is unclear what Ms. Riza been doing for the Past 2 Years.

For another wrap-up of the key allegations and charges, see my 17 April post The Wolfowitz saga: a guide to all the angles.

See also the Point, Counterpoint guide published by Bank Information Center on 2 May.

Alex Wilks ~ May 05, 2007

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