Bush stirs it up with his World Bank nomination

Anyone who hoped that the second presidential term of GeorgeW Bush would be less controversial than the first is in for a disappointment.

19th March, 2005

Last week,Bush announced that he would nominate Paul Wolfowitz, the US Deputy Secretary of Defense, to lead the World Bank.The international institution offers loans to developing countries,while often requiring economic reforms in return.

Wolfowitz is the highest profile - and most divisive - defence deputy in years. As the Bush administration's leading neoconservative, he was one of the main architects of the war in Iraq.

Wolfowitz, along with his immediate boss, Donald...

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