Thursday, May 17, 2007

Paul Wolfowitz finally gives up

After stalling for weeks unashamedly, Paul Wolfowitz, the beleagured President of World Bank finally declared that he is resigning at the end of June:

Embattled World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz will resign at the end of June, he and the bank said late Thursday, ending his long fight to survive pressure for his ouster over the generous compensation he arranged for his girlfriend.

His departure ends a two-year run at the development bank that was marked by controversy from the start, given his previous role as a major architect of the Iraq war when he served as the No. 2 official at the Pentagon.

"He assured us that he acted ethically and in good faith in what he believed were the best interests of the institution and we accept that," the board said in its announcement of his resignation.

This may look like a facesaver but in reality truth has finally caught up with the mastermind of Iraq invasion -- his character finally exposed. It will be interesting to see who offers Wolfowitz his next job.

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