Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Wolfowitz

President Bush made an interesting choice when he chose US Deputy Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz's to head the World Bank. Whilst I disagree with some of his positions*, the man is very impressive and has some admirable traits. He most certaintly doesn't deserve the vicious attacks that the Left have thrown at him for advocating Saddams overthrow**. He was almost alone in denouncing U.S. support for Saddam Hussein in his conflict with Iran and was a critic of the realists who decided not to overthrow Saddam after the 1991 Gulf War. Its also interesting to see he is now romantically involved with an Arab intellectual. This is one of the best interviews with him and covers a very wide range of activities from the infamous 'Project for a New American Century'*** to his role in the Reagan Administration.


* Wolfowitz defends the war, rightly I believe. Never the less I still think HE made mistakes (or supported mistakes). For example he was behind the idea of disbanding the Iraqi army which resulted in increased numbers for the insurgency and made the job of constructing a new force much more difficult. This article chronicles some of the decisions he himself admitted.
** Here's a sample joke I read recently: A dying man is asked to choose between two donated hearts, a young athlete’s and that of Paul Wolfowitz, the US deputy secretary of defence. “I’ll take Wolfowitz’s,” he decides. But the guy’s 61 years old, the doctors exclaim. “Yeah,” croaks the thrombo case, “but his heart’s never been used.”
*** This is the neo-conservative organization that aims to "rally support for American global leadership". They promote ideas such as increasing defence spending and showing strong support for democracies (e.g. Taiwan in the face of threats from China).

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