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Is Wolfowitz ruining the World Bank?

It was broken when I found it ...
Looks like Paul Wolfowitz is bringing his trademark combination of ideology and incompetence to the World Bank. That, according to an editorial in Egypt's Al Ahram Weekly (translation via Watching America):
In recent months, there had been a massive exodus of top talent from the World Bank. The senior ethics officer of the bank has departed. Also on the exit roster are the vice president for East Asia and the Pacific, the chief legal counsel, the vice president for environmentally and socially sustainable development, the bank's top managing director, the director of institutional integrity (who monitors internal and external corruption), and the head of the information solutions group.
Steve Clemons says in the Washington Note : "It looks as if Wolfowitz is gut- punching the most talented teams at the Bank and morale is plummeting. A lot of good people are leaving."
Joshua Holland is a staff writer at Alternet and a regular contributor to The Gadflyer.
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