The smarmy neocon was a key architect of the Iraq war and as Donald Rumsfeld's deputy secretary of defense proved to be adroit at assigning blame to practically everyone except himself as the war came a cropper.Now Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who knows a thing or three about screwing up, will name Wolfowitz to head a high-level advisory panel on arms control and disarmament.
Wolfowitz then went on to become president of the World Bank, which had been widely criticized by the White House for corruption and cronyism. He promptly installed his girlfriend in a key position with a hefty compensation package and resigned only after a bitter and protracted showndown with the bank's board.
It so happens that Wolfowitz has substantial experience in arms-control matters, but that's not the point. The reality that the Bush administration repeatedly and shamelessly rewards bad behavior is.
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