Following the nomination of John Bolton as US Ambassador to the UN, Bush's decision to nominate Paul Wolfowitz as head of the World Bank must be seen in a broader context. As one European source said:
"'Mr. Wolfowitz's nomination today tells us the U.S. couldn't care less what the rest of the world thinks."Exactly the point, it seems to me. Bush's neo-conservative pushers are telling the world that they are now in charge, even if they did get the Iraq War and several other things all wrong.
"Wolfowitz does not have an interest or knowledge about poverty and development problems. With him at the helm, the bank will be seen more and more as a tool of U.S. foreign policy, not a multilateral institution," wrote Alex Wilks, a Brussels-based activist whose Web site (www.worldbankpresident.org) tracked speculation over the presidency.Exactly. It's exactly the same ideological line that the Bush neo-cons have been pushing all along - a militant US Empire as the sole global Superpower and a compliant world in tow.