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Look for a Wolfowitz resignation in the next few days. I have no particular information to confirm this, but my years of experience in Washington tell me an outline of a deal has been reached. Wolfowitz has lost , the Bush administration has now finally realized he can no longer be saved.

A Washington source ~ May 11, 2007 ~ Comments (30)

(Update 2). While Wolfowitz, Folsom and Cleveland hunkered down an eerie calm fell over the Bank on Tuesday. The Board and the Governors were reading the ad hoc committee's report (300 pages, if you believe the New York Times, 600 with transcripts, according to Paul Wolfowitz's newly subdued spokesman, Bob Bennett). Staff went about their work, meetings took place, partnerships were discussed and rumours were traded. People laughed about the only resignation announced on Reuters just as it was being handed over to Kevin's boss. more...

Deep Insider ~ May 09, 2007

Point, counterpoint An overview of Paul Wolfowitz's statements before the committee investigating his alleged improprieties, and some of the key external responses and challenges. The Rashomonian drama continues... more...

The BIC blogger ~ May 03, 2007

A well known US conservative paper joins increasing calls for Wolfowitz's resignation. The Washington Times, a consistently conservative paper that usually reflects the views of many republicans in the US capital, surprised many in Washington DC and the World Bank with its editorial this morning "Unacceptable impropriety"...... more...

A Washington source ~ April 18, 2007

African government views: being pushed by Wolfowitz? The New York Times has a very interesting piece analysing why some African governments may be publicly supporting the beleaguered World Bank president. It cites "several bank officials, asking not to be identified in order to avoid reprisals, charged that Mr. Wolfowitz was seeking backing from Africa as a kind of political base to counter the growing resentment among European leaders over his policies, particularly his anticorruption campaign". more...

Alex Wilks ~ April 15, 2007


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