Friday, January 25, 2008

Dispatch From the No-Shame Department

Paul Wolfowitz has screwed up virtually everything he has done in association with the Bush administration and America is the worse for it.
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.

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.
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.

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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