World Bank OKs Wolfowitz as New President

The Pentagon's No. 2 civilian official was the only nominee for the World Bank job, which by informal agreement is headed by an American, while the top post of the International Monetary Fund usually goes to a European.
But Wolfowitz's nomination was assured despite private disquiet among Europeans who opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq but who are hoping Washington will support their candidates for top jobs in other international agencies like the World Trade Organization.
The outcome had already largely been decided in the capitals of the bank's major shareholder governments when the 24-member board met in a vote that was conducted by consensus, despite quiet misgivings by some members over the deputy defense secretary's role as the Bush administration's architect of the Iraq war. Maybe the next time around they can appoint me as head of that bank.

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