Paul Wolfowitz -- architect of the Iraq war, president of the World Bank, and self-styled scourge of corruption -- has been caught red-handed in corruption himself, arranging a huge pay raise for his girlfriend and hiding the evidence.
Wolfowitz's rigid ideology, unilateral decision-making, and domineering style demoralized the Bank's staff and undercut efforts to reduce poverty -- and this corruption scandal is the last straw. (As fans of the global television programme The Office know, when the wrong person is in charge, nothing gets done -- so Avaaz has launched a video putting Wolfowitz as the boss in The Office
World Bank board members are deciding on his fate now. A massive global outcry could tip the balance. Add your name to the petition below:
To the board of the World Bank:
Fire Paul Wolfowitz