You're gonna love the guy Bush just nominated for World Bank president. Issues Beyond Palo Alto, posted by Talk About Credentials, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on May 30, 2007 at 9:20 am
Robert Zoellick is a big-time PNACer, a former Enron advisor, a former Counselor to Secretary James Baker, former Deputy Secretary of State (2005-2006), a current Goldman Sachs chairman, and rumored to be a member of the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations:
Oh but wait, my darlings, here's the best part: After the obliteration of Fallujah, Zoellick went there to preach about "self-reliance"!! That's in the middle of a city of refugees with half the houses destroyed, the infrastructure torn to shreds, sewage everywhere, filthy water, corpses, the still-smoking rubble, kids living on charity in tents. And this guy goes and meets some greasy little marionettes who absolutely abase themselves in front of him, and he says: "People like you will be the key to Iraq's future, not the US. It's your country. We can help but you have to make it happen."
The Vulcans is a nickname used to refer to Republican Presidential candidate George W. Bush's foreign policy advisory team assembled to brief him prior to the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election. The Vulcans were led by Condoleezza Rice and included Richard Armitage, Robert Blackwill, Stephen Hadley, Richard Perle, Dov Zakheim, Robert Zoellick and Paul Wolfowitz. Other key campaign figures including Dick Cheney, George Shultz and Colin Powell were also closely associated with the group but were never actually members. During the campaign, Bush sought to deflect questions about his own lack of foreign policy experience by pointing to this group of experienced advisers. After the election, all the members of the team received key positions within the new Bush administration.
Posted by sarlat, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on May 30, 2007 at 1:11 pm
As he always does, the bumbler-in-chief has made the worst possible choice. Zoellick has no significant experience in economic development in poor countries.
He has been a close friend to the brand-name pharmaceutical industry, and the bilateral trade agreements he has negotiated effectively block access to generic medication for millions of people. Corporate America has used the world bank to exploit the dire need of poor nations for capital and translated it into fabulous bargains for the corporations, t stripping desperately poor countries of natural resources, local utilities, etc, enriching the corporations and making the life of the local population even harder. Zoelick will just continue the exploitation and will be much more profecient at it than the bumbling, highly incompetent Wolfowitz.