Bush has nominated Paul Wolfowitz to replace James Wolfensohn as president of the World Bank.
Looks like one "wolf" after another. (Nothing against real wolves intended.)
Wolfowitz, of course, is best known as the architect of the Bush doctrine of "pre-emptive strike" -- what used to be known as "illegal aggression."
This news is skeptically regarded in Europe, where Wolfowitz is considered as the architect of the Iraq war -- which is regarded as a BIG MISTAKE and an on-going DISASTER. (Where do they get those wierd ideas?)
France, in particular, is at the point of despair about the U.S. -- although they don't want to end the Franco-American alliance that goes back to the American Revolution.
French President Jacques Chirac said Paris would examine the nomination "in the spirit of friendship" with the United States.
Bush is trying hard for his buddy Wolfowitz.
"Paul Wolfowitz is a proven leader and experienced diplomat, who will guide the World Bank effectively and honorably during a critical time in history -- both for the Bank and the developing nations it supports," Bush said.
"He has devoted his career to advancing the cause of freedom. He is a person of compassion who believes deeply that lifting people out of poverty is critical to achieving that goal," he said.
From Agence France Presse report (via Yahoo News) --