Friday, May 18, 2007

Wolfowitz Resigns!

Paul Wolfowitz, Head of the World Bank and former U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary, has been forced to resign in June 30, due to growing pressure of corruption, over his handling of his girlfriend's employment and pay raise.

This is what the World Bank Group Staff Association said about the incident in a statement they issued recently:

"He has damaged the institution and continues to damage it every day that he remains as its president. ... He has demeaned the bank, insulted the staff, diminished its clients and dragged this institution through the mud. He put his own interests before those of the institution. In making a statement of gratitude to Mr. Wolfowitz, the board has done the same."

Meanwhile in Kuwait, former ministers retire with buckets of embezzled funds, and the Parliament brushes it under the table. Thank God we still have free speech, let's enjoy it while it lasts, shall we?

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