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Wolfowitz Sorry for Payroll Scandal

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Posted on Apr 12, 2007
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Paul Wolfowitz has a girlfriend?  Sorry, the real news story here is what she is being paid and whether she was improperly advanced at the World Bank, headed by Wolfowitz.  The questions arise in the midst of an anti-corruption campaign launched by Wolfowitz at the World Bank.


BBC:

World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz has apologised for “mistakes” made over the promotion and pay of a ex-colleague with whom he is romantically involved.

Mr. Wolfowitz’s partner, Shaha Riza, was moved to the State Department when he took the bank’s top job in 2005.

But the bank’s staff association says she then received pay rises and promotions which were “grossly out of line” with the bank’s staff rules.

The controversy comes ahead of joint World Bank and IMF spring meetings.

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By Allen, April 13, 2007 at 10:22 am Link to this comment
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Great satire entitled, “Wolfowitz seeks medical solution to ethics problem.”

http://cantankerousconsultant.blogspot.com/2007/04/wolfowitz-seeks-medical-solution-to.html

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By Douglas Chalmers, April 13, 2007 at 4:31 am Link to this comment

So, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice only gets paid $186,000, duh!?!? And to think of all the effort she has had to put into lying to cover up all the dumb deals and blunders of those old goats, Cheney and Rumsfeld, ha ha.

No wonder that she looked so relieved and happy when she visited China and Japan and S.Korea late last year. Not only had she discovered that there are actually nicer people (far nicer than white Americans!) on the other side of the Pacific but she must have also just discovered that she wouldn’t have to put up with Rumsfeld any longer when she returned, either!

But, as regards Wolfowitz’s “moving in uncharted waters”, though, he should also be made to explain where his statements in June, 2001 about the USA needing another incident like Pearl Harbor to “galvanize public opinion” were intended to lead. Search “Paul Wolfowitz Pearl Harbor” and you can see for yourself!

See the transcriptof Wolfowitz’s commencement address speech at the US military academy, West Point -  http://www.defenselink.mil/speeches/speech.aspx?speechid=363 – in which he also intimated “...Before you leave the Army…you will be engaged in another war. It is bound to come, and will come. Prepare your country…” Wolfowitz also focused on surprise attacks and making heavy reference to Pearl Harbor. He illustrated, just months before the infamous 9/11 attacks, that Pearl Harbor is interesting in that it was “preceded by an astonishing number of unheeded warnings and missed signals….”

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By Robert, April 13, 2007 at 1:24 am Link to this comment
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The neocons Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, Richard Perle, William Kristol, Ari Fleischer, Elliot Abrams, David Wurmser, Kenneth Adelman, Scooter Libby, Richard Haass, Henry Kissinger, Michael Chertoff, Joshua Bolton, John Bolten and others who are/were in this administration…all played a role in manipulating U.S. policies & actions in the Middle-East; especially, the war on Iraq.

For their efforts and their zionist schemes, this has led to about 3,300 dead American soldiers, over 24,000 wounded, over 600,000 Iraqi deaths, hundreds of billions of American taxpayers dollars lost and wasted, chaos and destruction in Iraq, instability in the region and the world.

The ones who exited the pentagon and other areas after the Iraq war disasters, each one has himself a well placed paying prestigious job and position. These guys can still contact their buddies at the pentagon, state department & other areas in this administration ... for things to get done for them, such as, FAVORS.

Paul Wolfowitz surely had his hands busy pulling strings for his girl friend to receive a high paying job and out of this world pay raises. This guy has no shame & guilt. All the money is coming out of American taxpayers pockets.

Bush & Cheney just can’t tangle with them & AIPAC. It will be disaster if they tried.

One wonders what these zionist neocons have on this administration! If there is something, it must be really serious.

I am also wondering why hasn’t the “mainstream news media” been covering Wolfowitz’s scandal?

May be the mainstream news medias don’t go after AIPAC members scandals. If there is any information, usually its minimal “2-3 seconds” on the air and in small print in the back of news papers.

Notice that Cheney and Bush don’t dare to speak out on AIPAC members!

Wolfowitz should resign and move to Israel.

NO ACTIONS WILL BE TAKEN !

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By susan, April 12, 2007 at 9:33 pm Link to this comment
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I saw the BBC this morning and burst into laughter. This white house should be called the ‘little brown house that could’.

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By raven, April 12, 2007 at 8:44 pm Link to this comment

Is there anyone that Bush appointed that in not corrupt or extremely incompetent?

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By vet240, April 12, 2007 at 8:00 pm Link to this comment
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A lot of you people voted for bu$h. I can forgive the first election, but I’ll never forgive you the second.

This sorry example for a human being is just another nail in the coffin. This sorry bastard is one of the people that is responsible for your children being in Iraq.

He says he’s sorry for his mistake. H like the rest of bu$hes close friends and appointees, are just sorry for being caught.

It’s time to impeach the bu$h administration for running a criminal enterprise out of the WhiteHouse.

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By Kol Klink, April 12, 2007 at 7:45 pm Link to this comment
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One more neo con bites the dust. Gotta love it.

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By YIKES, April 12, 2007 at 7:11 pm Link to this comment

At least King George is impotent.  We won’t have to hear of his sex ploits.

Are you folks as tired as I am of hearing of this administrations failures?  Actually, I’m not tired of learning about their foul-ups, I am aghast that daily I relearn that they can do nothing right.

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By trantieungoc, April 12, 2007 at 6:25 pm Link to this comment
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Does he have wife and what did she say about this ?
She may ask to castrade him as we do for dogs and pigs !

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By Marmoset, April 12, 2007 at 5:44 pm Link to this comment
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Wolfowitz is corrupt??????  The shock and heartbreak!!!!

It’s not a big deal, considering his earlier nefarious activities pushing the US into the war, but if it’ll take him down a notch or to, then fine.

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By Quy Tran, April 12, 2007 at 4:38 pm Link to this comment
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Wolfowitz suddenly became “Wolf” since he was #2 in DOD who’s responsible for Iraq invasion. Now he used World Bank monies to please his girl friend did not make any surprise. Rudy now has a new buddy. Congrat!

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By john doe, April 12, 2007 at 4:15 pm Link to this comment
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commisar wolfovits did a fine job for his handlers. he deserves the order of trotsky for all he has done in the name of the socialist bund.

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By samuel burke, April 12, 2007 at 4:12 pm Link to this comment
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sometimes i wonder just how naive we americans can be, wolfowitz is a member of the club thats made for you and me…american zionist loving…russian communist hating for what they did to trotsky (stalin stole their revolution), leftwing socialist believer. he didnt get promoted to a position like world bank president making near half a million a year for not having done a good job in the middle east war lie. he played his role in getting the united states military involved in a war in which there is NO WAY OUT…and since there is no way out we are in it to take down powers in the middle east and leave in its place weakened nations that can not pose a threat to either israhell nor to americas quest for cheaper and guranteed energy to meet the requirements of our nation.
and to say nothing about all the money that will come from us the taxpayers, to grow the military industrial complex into the indisputable inconstetable world power at the service of one world for all.
so its all done for you and me, so we can live here in prosperity, and damm what happens to all the poor souls that get in their way.

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By Fadel Abdallah, April 12, 2007 at 3:42 pm Link to this comment
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God might give respite for evil doers, all for a while. However, when He gets fed up He does justice!

This Zionist neocon has so much blood on his hands for being one of the architects of the Iraqi war. He was rewarded for his services by being sent to head the World Bank in the name of fighting corruption, when he himself is being morally corrupted to the bone.

If I am not mistaken, his so-called girl fiend sounds to be from an Iranian Shi’a background; a disgrace for Islam for being illicitly involved with such an evil beast!

Neocons = evil doers; Zionist neocons are indeed the ultimate evil! Thus Americas should wake up and realize that the words “conservative” and “patriotic” are two veils those evil doers use to hide their moral corruption! But a Just God will never be done with them! Just wait for the next big scandal; he (she) will always be a neocon.

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By bill lees, April 12, 2007 at 3:36 pm Link to this comment
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Be ready ,soon King George will tell him “you’re doing a great job Brownie…er..Imean Wolfie.

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By faith, April 12, 2007 at 3:11 pm Link to this comment
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Why is it that an ordinary citizen/person who is brought up on charges by the D.A. can say, “I’m sorry”, but must pay the required time for the crime, while many political individuals, who know the rules and laws, can say “I’m sorry”, (for their wrongful acts) and the issue is dismissed?

The logic and the law must apply equally to politicians and private citizens.  I raise the issue not only concerning Wolfowitz’s hiring practices but also the white house staff’s questionable loss of email records.  Records that under the law must be recorded.  Shouldn’t all those parties involved in that “loss of governmental records be brought before the courts for fair and just adjudication.

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By khps, April 12, 2007 at 2:52 pm Link to this comment
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I’m waiting for Wolfie to announce he’s going in to rehab.  He’ll join all his Rethug friends who have apologized for their transgressions, while claiming the booze made ‘em do it.

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By NotaBene, April 12, 2007 at 1:40 pm Link to this comment
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I ask in all seriousness, has Paul Wolfowitz ever been right about anything? Dating back to his days as part of Team B at the CIA, he seems consistently to have reached the wrong conclusion and made the wrong decision about every matter he’s been involved with, with this story just the latest link in the chain. How does a man with this kind of track record continue to rise so easily to the upper reaches of the policy-making establishment? There must be more to his past body of work than we hear about, no? You and I would have been kicked out the door if we had been so egregiously wrong about our projects as Wolfowitz was about Iraq. What gives?

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By cg, April 12, 2007 at 1:21 pm Link to this comment
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Somebody give this guy a medal!

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By mdruss42, April 12, 2007 at 12:56 pm Link to this comment

I am seriously out of patience.

We get the government we deserve.

Wolf and his ilk did not appear in Washington like a crop of toadstools with the granting of the presidency to the GWB crime syndicate.

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By Patrick Story, April 12, 2007 at 12:37 pm Link to this comment
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Wolfowitz, the slavering wolf and Iraq warmonger disguised in human clothing, former esteemed Undersecretary of Defence, now reappears in the spotlight as fond sugar daddy to his special employee over at the World Bank. Is there anyone more disgusting in public life today (the President excluded, as always)? Is there any hope that we will ever see him in the docket for ordering war crimes?

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By Bob Hoffman, April 12, 2007 at 11:03 am Link to this comment
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Wolfowitz is just a typical self-serving and know-it-all neocom talking a great game about bringing order (Their version of “Order” that is!) to everyone else while feathering his own nest, in this case a “love” nest!  A sad commentary on this administration and all involved in it.

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By don knutsen, April 12, 2007 at 10:57 am Link to this comment

I’d heard on NPR this morning that Wolfowitz was furious about who had leaked this information out and had begun an investigation….It would appear the only thing Wolfowitz is sorry about is that what he was up to was revealed. He, like the rest of the neo-cons who have been running things these past 6+ years , feels no need to abide by our laws. Thats for the little people. He, like Cheney and his sock puppet, writetheir own rules and make their own reality. Lying to them is a virtue. As long as there is no accountability for their actions they are empowered to continue.

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