When it’s time to quit, just go

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I note the FT says this morning that:

One of Paul Wolfowitz's two deputies on Wednesday urged the World Bank president to resign as the civil war inside the institution reached top management.

Graeme Wheeler, managing director, made his call in front of all the bank's top officials at an extraordinary session of their regular weekly meeting.

It's clearly time for Wolfowitz to go. He has lost the confidence of his people. But there will be lessons learned I hope:

  1. Corruption does not pay;
  2. Be careful who you appoint;
  3. Avoid Neo-Cons, they think everything has a price. That's not true.