Cronyism Trumps Expertise One More Time as Wolfowitz Joins State Department
Rice plans to name Wolfowitz to advisory panel
Mon Dec 3, 2007 7:11pm EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Wolfowitz, forced to resign from the World Bank because of his role in obtaining a high-paying promotion for his companion, is slated to chair a U.S. State Department advisory panel on arms control, a U.S. official said on Monday.
The official, who spoke on condition that he not be named because of the appointment has not yet been made public, said U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice planned to name the former deputy defense secretary and an architect of the Iraq war to chair the International Security Advisory Board.
The board gives the State Department independent advice on arms control, disarmament, international security and other matters and its members include two former directors of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Paul Wolfowitz was
wrong on WMD in Iraq
wrong on disarming and sending hom…