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GreatCaesarsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:26 AM
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wolfowitz to head world bank - bush to announce 10:15am
just heard on c-span.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:28 AM
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1. JAYSUS
these bastards aren't even ATTEMPTING to hide their fascism now
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ohio_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:31 AM
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2. Oh. My. God.
Just when you think they can't shock anymore...
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rooboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:31 AM
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3. This was the guy who said Iraq would cost 1 or 2 billion...
yep, just the man you want in charge of the world bank. :nuke:
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:32 AM
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4. actually, he can probably do the least harm there
i'd certainly rather see him unemployed, but given that that's not gonna happen as long as shrub's in office, better at the world bank than, say, the defense department or nsa or cia,....
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:33 AM
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5. Distraction!
Edited on Wed Mar-16-05 09:41 AM by Botany
So as to keep people from talking about the Gannon "thing."

10:15 * Speech = 10:00 AM Hearings on Gannon
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 10:10 AM
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19. I am right there with you on this one!! Scheduling
this BS "press conference" at 10:15 is NOT A COINCIDENCE! They must really think we are clueless.


As for Wolfowitz...I still can't lose that disturbing image of him on MM's 911 sucking on his little black comb. Yuk! Was that gross, or what? BLEEEEECCHHH!

Peace.
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Frederik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:34 AM
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6. Well I never really thought
Bono was seriously being considered.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:35 AM
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7. So what was the point of this article?
World Bank: Wolfowitz Not in Running
Thursday March 3, 6:42 am ET
By Raf Casert, Associated Press Writer
World Bank Chief Says Paul Wolfowitz Is Not in Running for His Job

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- World Bank President James Wolfensohn said Thursday that U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz was no longer in the running to head the Washington-based international financial institution.
"Mr. Wolfowitz is no longer part of the exercise," Wolfensohn said after meeting with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

"He is not in the game. So far as I know because he has withdrawn his name," he said.
http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/050303/eco_world_bank_successor...

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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 10:11 AM
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20. Liar, liar pants on fire!
We should be so lucky...
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GR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:37 AM
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8. He Is The Ultimate "Economic Hit Man" Great Choice....
he will destroy the world from his perch at the World Bank..
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:45 AM
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13. Ironic, ain't it?
<snip>
Wolfensohn did set out clear requirements for a successful candidate.

"I would like to see my successor be passionate on the question of poverty and on the question of human development," he said, major areas where the bank is active.

"It is very important that anyone who comes into this job must care about the human aspects of poverty and the human aspects of development," he said.

<snip>


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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:38 AM
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9. and then he is going to talk about how great he has done in the MidEast
This guy is taking credit for changing the Middle East into a hot bed of democracy. I give up. There is no one in the media with any balls anymore. Thousands have been slaughtered under his watch and this administration did nothing in Israel and Lebanon.Believe me. He will get the Nobel Peace Prize.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:40 AM
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10. Link to the LIVE stream...
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:42 AM
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11. bush just jumped the shark
they are so full of hubris, so busy finding new ways to say fuck you to anyone who opposes them, i.e., the world, that they've gone too far now.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 10:01 AM
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16. And...Bush put his foot in the shit bucket with this, I sense
A Great Knowing Gnawing Trembling Comes Upon Me as I consider this. I got a feeling the BushCo & Halliburton Corporate Oil Cronies Corp. will DEEPLY REGRET this boner.

Why, it strikes me that this will ultimately be remembered as a Massive International Boner (MIB).
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:44 AM
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12. PNAC moves closer to final solution. - n/t
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:47 AM
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14. I bet it was his comb licking that secured him the post
he and Bolton spell disaster for the un and the imf.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 09:49 AM
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15. The Age of Totalitarianism has begun. BushPutinism triumphant.
It seems the world has chosen to Join the New Hitler (TM) as opposed to trying to beat him/them.

Dear God the people of the world are fucked.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 10:02 AM
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17. Cool, now they can steal it from within.
I wouldn't trust wolfowuss to give me change.
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LibertyLover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 10:06 AM
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18. Oh gods
If this is true it will be a disaster. I work for the Bank Group and am sickened. Please let it not be true.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 10:15 AM
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22. Our deepest sympathy, Liberty Lover!
Peace!

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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 10:13 AM
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21. Doesn't he need to be approved? Bush can't just appoint him
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xpat Donating Member (295 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 10:16 AM
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23. Wolfy's the perfect candidate
In the Robert McNamara tradition of rape, pillage and burn.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 10:18 AM
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24. Getting ready to leave for Easter Week? WTF?
Hey dumbass! Easter is TWO Sundays from now! Chickenshit SOB...

10:15am press conference, my ass! Gannongate has them reeling........

BTW- Shrub can take his social security BS and shove it straight up his ass! Rant! Rant!
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 10:27 AM
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25. His nominee? Isn't it only a nomination...a recommendation? It is not
Edited on Wed Mar-16-05 10:27 AM by higher class
his decision to make in total.

All you image people should post the comb licking scene now!

Just in case anyone hasn't seen it.

Why have a PNAC planner, author, executor for a World Bank Chairman?

The U.S. got stuck with these pnacers, why does the world have to be taken down by them?

Wolfkowitz, Rumsfeld, Zakheim and all their minions should have on mission - to find and return the missing DOD billions.
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-16-05 10:35 AM
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26. Maybe This Is A Good Thing
Now the entire world will be watching him and maybe, just maybe, as they are not in any sense enamored with ***H, they will kick Wolfowitz's ass. Also, by accepting this appointment. perhaps W will fly too close to the sun.
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