As many of us suspected, European countries agreed not to challenge the U.S. “divine right of appointing” as part of the bargain that saw Wolfowitz resign, according to Canada’s Globe and Mail. This line in the article on Zoellick caught my attention:
“And under a controversial deal that saw Mr. Wolfowitz resign, other leading shareholders agreed not to challenge the U.S.’s right to pick a successor.” Do they have access to information that we don’t? It would be great to actually see a copy of this “controversial deal”. Or are they extrapolating from promises that the Europeans made the week before Wolfowitz resigned?