Wolfowitz Admits Helping His Girlfriend Get a Raise at World Bank

World class corruption: Paul Wolfowitz must be thanking Don Imus right now because if Imus’ firing for using racial slurs on the air weren’t eating up all the media’s oxygen right now, Wolfowitz’ admission that he intervened to get his girlfriend — and subordinate — a raise at the World Bank.

If Wolfowitz is forced to resign because of the scandal, it will be interesting to see what sort of promotion Pres. Bush gives him this time.

Wolfowitz is one of the neocon architects of the Iraq war. As a reward for his role in the United States’ biggest geopolitical disaster in its history, Pres. George Bush rewarded Wolfowitz by making him president of the World Bank.

Wolfowitz apologized yesterday to a group of employees at the bank for his role in helping his girlfriend, Shaha Riza, get a raise and a promotion:

In a chaotic day of revelations and meetings at a normally staid institution, Mr. Wolfowitz apologized for his role in the raise and transfer of Shaha Ali Riza, his companion, to a few hundred staff members assembled in the bank building atrium, only to be greeted by booing, catcalls and cries for his resignation.

If Wolfowitz is forced to resign because of the scandal, it will be interesting to see what sort of promotion Pres. Bush gives him this time. The “war czar” position is open, as is the position we suggested, “presidential czar.”

One comment

  • Bill
    April 13, 2007 - 9:07 am | Permalink

    A man in the Bush WITLESS PROTECTION PLAN exposes himself.

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