Thursday, May 17, 2007

Happy Wolfowitz Day, Everyone!

Grace Under Fire!

Two years ago, in happier times at the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz reflected on leadership (March 17, 2005) :
....the importance of leadership and what it consists of: not lecturing and posturing and demanding, but demonstrating that your friends will be protected and taken care of, that your enemies will be punished, and that those who refuse to support you will regret having done so.
Xavier Coll, head of human resources at the World Bank, provided investigators with his notes of a meeting with Mr Wolfowitz last year.

In March last year, when a mention of Ms Riza's secondment outside the bank to avoid rules about partners was first published in the magazine US News & World Report, an angry Mr Wolfowitz accused Mr Coll of leaking the information. According to Coll's notes:
'At the end of the conversation Mr Wolfowitz became increasingly agitated and said that he was 'tired of people ... attacking him' and 'you should get your friends to stop it'. Mr Wolfowitz said, 'If they fuck me or Shaha, I have enough on them to fuck them too'," naming several senior bank staff he felt were vulnerable."
Now where do you think this unindicted war criminal will alight next?