As William Bowles has noted, the Wolfowitz debacle at the World Bank can
"be viewed as largely bluff and bluster."And after the smoke of the announcement has cleared, that bluff has a downside already apparent to socialdemocracynow (over at blogigo.co.uk) who writes:
"If a relative unknown or someone who could be taken seriously was named to head the World Bank, it would be much harder for people in the developed world and on the less well informed fringes of the social movements to get the message that it is nothing more than an instrument of American imperialism."Lol ! How true. As one comment here on WagNews puts it:
"With Wolfowitz at the head, this fact will be blindingly obvious. In other words, this will spare all of us on the left the effort of persuading people that the Bank is an instrument of American imperialism. Bush has therefore done our work for us. He has discredited the Bank in a single stroke - accomplishing overnight something political activists have been been struggling to do for years."
"Could we imagine thanking Bush for anything?"Ironic ain't it. Our thanks GW and the rest of the boys, who seem to be digging their own hole faster than we ever could. Interesting....