More Material for the Wolfowitz World Bank Scandal


Here is some material to help those following the Wolfowitz scandal.
First, here is a great article by Emad Mekay and Jim Lobe, “Top Wolfowitz Postings Went to Iraq War Backers.”
Here is a fascinating piece on Paul Wolfowitz’s family roots and early days at Cornell.
Here is a copy of the “Ad Hoc Group” report — a rough equivalent to an Inspector General’s report — on the Wolfowitz-Riza scandal. It is interesting to note that the Ethics Committee essentially instructed Wolfowitz to resolve the conflict-of-interest matter himself.
Shaha Riza’s comments that she was an unwilling “victim” in the decision to second her out of the World Bank to the U.S. Department of State’s operations. (I suppose that in that context, some might understand why her compensation surged and was actually higher than Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s. . .well, maybe not.)
Financial Times lead editorial (13 April 2007), “Why Bush Should Let a Damaged Wolfowitz Go
More soon.
— Steve Clemons