Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Wolfowitz Exit Strategy - are the Japanese blind on this issue?

I am amazed that Japanese Finance Minister Koji Omi said today that Japan has high regard for embattled World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz. "I think he's doing a good job. We evaluate his work highly," Omi told reporters when asked about Japan's stance on the bank chief.

Just in what way is this joker in Washington doing a good job, with no support from his staff to continue and the reputation of the bank getting lower with every passing day this crisis of confidence continues?

Wolfowitz should have done the decent thing weeks ago and cleared the field for a better man (or woman). Zero tolerance on these matters. Tokyo needs to rethink its position - and fast.
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