Monday, May 07, 2007
The word has come down from the World Bank board committee: Wolfowitz is found guilty of having a conflict of interest. He should be gone in a matter of a few days now, since he had said he would abide by the findings. One can argue all one wants about this - that his girlfriend or partner or whatever we're allowed to call her was simply reimbursed for having to move her position so as to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest. Perhaps. And so perhaps Wolfowitz ends up a tragic figure. Frankly the only response to that is laughter. After everything, this is the result: tragic laughter.