www.wolfowitzresign.com May 21, 2007

"Mission (Actually) Accomplished!" We are retiring. Good luck with the search for a successor.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Sweetheart Deals Not Limited to Sweethearts

Financial Times, April 15, 2007 -- Two sources told the Financial Times that Xavier Coll, the bank's senior human resources officer, was not consulted over the terms and conditions offered to Robin Cleveland and Kevin Kellems, former Bush administration officials who Mr Wolfowitz brought with him to the bank.

Ms Cleveland and Mr Kellems were given salaries of about $250,000 (£126,000) net of tax – the same amount paid to the highest ranked career bank officials, who typically have 25 years of development experience

World Bank policy is that the president has the authority to make an appointment at any level, but it would be normal for the head of HR to be consulted over the terms of such appointments, two sources told the FT. It is understood that mid-ranking HR officials were consulted over the appointments.

The FT's revelations are potentially damaging because they suggest that irregular processes over appointments under Mr Wolfowitz were not limited to his personal involvement in the Riza affair.



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What about other sweetheart deals?

Contracts? Loans?

There is a lot more to this.

For reference, get a hold of the memo Wolfowitz did at DoD that laid out who / which country were eligible for reconstruction contracts after Iraq was invaded.

He is still following the same script and fighting the Iraq war, except he ostensibly holds the job of being World Bank President and have his paycheck cut from the Bank.

Take a good hard look at what his minions (the highly paid ones he placed) are actually doing in their day to day work --- I bet it doesn't have much to do with the Bank's mission and goals.

Anonymous said...

Hi, in your list of editorials, you do not seem to have The Times (of London)'s editorial calling for Wolfowitz to resign:


Wix said...

Avaaz.org has a 35,000-person global petition calling on Wolfowitz to resign. It's up here: http://www.avaaz.org/en/sack_wolfowitz/

World Bank staffers, please do contact me about the situation. We're looking for opportunities to have an impact.

Ben Wikler
worldbank at avaaz dot org

Anonymous said...


this editorial rocks

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