"Shocking' choice of Wolfowitz for World Bank
"President George Bush's nomination of Paul Wolfowitz as head of the World Bank has triggered reactions ranging from polite acceptance to outright hostility among foreign governments and aid groups.
"Some believe he is unqualified for the job while others fear he will be all too effective in using the post to expand America's global dominance.
"Although his nomination is almost certain to be accepted by the World Bank's board of directors and participating states, both the European Union and the French government made a point of saying that his assumption of the presidency is not a foregone conclusion."
Source: The Independent
Bush stuns with Wolfowitz pick
"Certainly, the second-in-command at the Pentagon has more enemies than allies in the Middle East, and his heavy-handed approach to foreign policy in general will be a sore point for the aid agency that depends on consensus-building among its 184 member nations.In fact, while many liberals have criticized Bush's decision to appoint fellow neocon John Bolton as the U.S. representative to the United Nations, Bolton will be in New York as the voice of the Bush administration, while Wolfowitz must act beyond U.S. national interest and strive to bring the diverse range of interest to agreement on policy issues of concern to the World Bank."
Source: New Kerala
"'The recommendation ... is devastating. The cold warrior has already proven he is an arsonist,' said Michael Mueller, a deputy leader of Schroeder's Social Democrats (SPD) in parliament.
"Mueller warned that if Wolfowitz got the job, there would be "a militarisation of thinking" which would lead to "oppression and hegemony" through the World Bank's policies."
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