Wednesday, April 18, 2007

AMillionMonkeys takes a rare pass on kicking a neocon

This next sentence contains two things I don't often say: Christopher Hitchens makes a strong argument that Paul Wolfowitz didn't do anything wrong. His girlfriend Shaha Riza was already working at the World Bank when he was appointed to head it. He disclosed the relationship to the bank's ethics committee, and as a result Riza was transferred to the State Department. I guess she was promoted, too, so there's your hook if you want to be outraged.

To me it does not exactly rise to Stroger- or Beavers-level nepotism and does not seem like a very big deal. Though no doubt people at the World Bank have all sorts of reasons of their own to want Wolfowitz out.

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