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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 06:24 AM
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Wolfowitz Said to Push for Deal to Quit (WH blinking and cutting deals)
Source: nytimes



May 17, 2007
Wolfowitz Said to Push for Deal to Quit
By STEVEN R. WEISMAN

WASHINGTON, May 16 After six weeks of combating efforts to oust him as president of the World Bank, Paul D. Wolfowitz began Wednesday to negotiate the terms under which he would resign, in return for the dropping or softening of the charge that he had engaged in misconduct, bank officials said.

Mr. Wolfowitz was said to be adamant that he be cleared of wrongdoing before he resigned, according to people familiar with his thinking.
..........

At the same time, talks took place between emissaries of Mr. Wolfowitz and bank officials with backing from board members who favored easing him out without provoking a confrontation with the Bush administration. Bank officials said the negotiations were aimed at finding a way for the board to accept the findings of the bank committee, while also declaring that Mr. Wolfowitz had acted in good faith and that mistakes were made by all sides.

The new discussions about Mr. Wolfowitz were prompted by a signal from the White House on Tuesday that if the bank board cleared him of ethics charges, the administration would be willing to talk about his possible resignation down the road. That offer became more of a quid pro quo on Wednesday, with the talks focusing on his exoneration in return for an actual resignation, as opposed to a promise to talk about a resignation in the future.......

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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 06:44 AM
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1. I have the feeling that the money part has been resolved. It's the terminology
that is the sticking point. Wolfowitz doesn't want it on his record that he was fired or he quit. I believe he wants something neutral like he unilaterally decided to prematurely finish his contractual term to take another position somewhere else and the World Bank has to go on record lauding his "accomplishments".
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 06:45 AM
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2. Hey World Bank, take the offer!
It's time to begin pushing these neo-cons out of power so they can't harm the world anymore.
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:41 AM
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9. so you are confident that junior is not going to put a similarly
ethics-challenged neocon in his position?

I think the whole delay has to do with insuring junior continues to appoint his minions to this position.
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:43 AM
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10. I don't think for a second that Bush will stop his cronyism.
But, how many friends does Bush really have that he can appoint to high level positions?
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 06:56 AM
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3. the WH is offering a 'promise----down the road!!--Anyone who trusts the
WH is smoking something strong!


The new discussions about Mr. Wolfowitz were prompted by a signal from the White House on Tuesday that if the bank board cleared him of ethics charges, the administration would be willing to talk about his possible resignation down the road. That offer became more of a quid pro quo on Wednesday, with the talks focusing on his exoneration in return for an actual resignation, as opposed to a promise to talk about a resignation in the future.......
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 07:07 AM
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4. When Wolfie resigns
the Bank Board needs to get rid of all the cronies he installed as well.

I bet they were planning to rape the World Bank assets by giving out bogus loans to their buddies in Iraq for the purpose of 'reconstruction' and it would have been pissed away just like all of the other funds that have disappeared there.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 07:11 AM
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5. exoneration in return for resignation
World Bank to Paul;

You did such a super job and broke no rules so can you please leave now?
Thanks a bunch a have a great day.
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leftwingnut Donating Member (843 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:27 AM
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8. and that should just about do it! buh bye now!
don't let the door hit your ASS on they way out!
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 07:14 AM
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6. Another Bushie with no shame.
Wah, wah, wah! Clear my name! Wah, wah, wah! I did nothing wrong! Wah, wah, wah!

Cry me a river, Wolfie.
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:02 AM
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7. I'm so sick of these assholes grifting us...
CRIMINALS, every single one of them. :argh:
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:32 AM
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11. ~note: ~
This is how the White House deals with everyone. I couldn't help noticing, as well,
"the administration would be willing to talk about his possible resignation down the road".

Really?

It's obvious, this administration uses a blanket policy of threats, lies, cajoling, outright Fairy Tales, dealing with friends & foes alike.

Truly disconnected from reality.
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