Mar. 19, 2005

ANARCHISTS ENDORSE WOLFOWITZ FOR WORLD BANK PRESIDENT

INTER-AMERICAN ANTI-DEVELOPMENT BANK
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March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm EST

ANARCHISTS ENDORSE WOLFOWITZ FOR WORLD BANK PRESIDENT

Choice will galvanize opposition to the World Bank

Washington, DC -- Anarchist economists with the Inter-American Anti-Development Bank today endorsed Paul Wolfowitz as the new president of the World Bank. At a time when the World Bank is enjoying an improved image as a so-called poverty reduction organization, Wolfowitz will help restore the Bank's image as an international purveyor of unrestricted capitalism and predatory imperialism. For too long the World Bank has been restrained by wussy neoliberal policies. Under Wolfowitz's tutelage we can expect to see a pumped-up Neo-World Bank which will rely on state power instead of "free markets" to maintain American economic hegemony around the globe.

Paul Wolfowitz brings an incredible international development resume to the Bank. In his current stint as Assistant Secretary of Defense, Wolfowitz led American development efforts in Iraq. Under Wolfowitz's watch, Iraq moved from a country which had been bombed back to the Stone Age to a country that has been bombed back to the Bronze Age. Wolfowitz also led efforts to wean Iraqis from their dependency on an oil-based economy. Thanks to oil shortages and power blackouts, ordinary Iraqis are moving towards sustainable lifestyles similar to programs promoted by the World Bank. Wolfowitz also helped Iraq develop population control measures via an innovative exchange program with the American military-industrial complex.

Wolfowitz also brings an internationally known sense of fashion and style to the Bank at a time when its image has been improving. Unlike out-of-fashion pop stars such as U2 frontman Bono, Paul Wolfowitz has pioneered new grooming and fashion techniques that will help him put the true face on the World Bank's policies.

IAADB executive president, Karen Elliot, said of Wolfowitz's qualifications, "Who better to represent a pack of wolves than one of the top alpha wolves? We welcome Mr. Wolfowitz's nomination and the future damage that he will inflict on the World Bank."

Inter-American Anti-Development Bank
Contact: Luther Blissetti
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Washington, D.C. 20577 USA
Phone: (202) 623-3900
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