Daily Wisdom

May 09, 2007

Soros Behind Wolfowitz Smear

Dr. Evil -- George Soros

Hat-tip to Heirborn Ranger

From Wall Street Journal; May 9, 2007; Page A16:

Mark Malloch Brown spoke Monday to a crowded auditorium at the World Bank's headquarters, warning that the bank's mission was "hugely at risk" as long as Paul Wolfowitz remained its president. Only hours earlier, news leaked that a special committee investigating Mr. Wolfowitz had accused him of violating conflict-of-interest rules. A coincidence? We doubt it.

Mr. Malloch Brown, remember, was until last year Kofi Annan's deputy at the United Nations. In that position, he distinguished himself by spinning away the $100 billion Oil for Food scandal as little more than a blip in the U.N.'s good work, and one that had little to do with Mr. Annan himself. Last week, Mr. Malloch Brown was named vice president of the Quantum Fund, the hedge fund run by his billionaire friend George Soros. A former World Bank official himself and ally of soon-to-be British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Mr. Malloch Brown would almost surely be a leading candidate to replace Mr. Wolfowitz should he step down. Not surprisingly, Gordon Brown cold-shouldered Mr. Wolfowitz at a recent meeting in Brussels.

The bank presidency would be a neat coup for Sir Mark, and not just because the post has heretofore gone to an American. He also stands for everything Mr. Wolfowitz opposes, beginning with the issue of corruption. Consider Mr. Malloch Brown's defense of the U.N.'s procurement practices.

"Not a penny was lost from the organization," he insisted last year, following an audit of the U.N.'s peacekeeping procurement by its Office of Internal Oversight Services. In fact, the office found that $7 million had been lost from overpayment; $50 million worth of contracts showed indications of bid rigging; $61 million had bypassed U.N. rules; $82 million had been lost to mismanagement; and $110 million had "insufficient" justification. That's $310 million out of a budget of $1.6 billion, and who knows what the auditors missed.


Views like these help explain why Mr. Malloch Brown is in such favor with Mr. Soros, who has publicly suggested the U.S. will need a "de-Nazification" program to erase the taint of the Bush Administration. So close are the two that Mr. Malloch Brown lives in a suburban New York home owned by Mr. Soros. Mr. Malloch Brown says he pays market rent, though reporting by the New York Sun's Benny Avni disputes that. In any case, it's safe to assume that Mr. Soros's widely published views are close to Mr. Malloch Brown's somewhat more guarded ones.

Read more HERE.

Photoshop courtesy of Moonbattery.com.


At 5/10/2007 7:43 PM , Blogger Beerme said...

No surprise, here. Soros's solcialist views play well to the EU, which virtually runs the UN and the World Bank...

At 5/10/2007 10:28 PM , Anonymous Ms RightWing, Ink said...

nice photo. Looks like he went to the carnival and sat in the 25 cent photo booth.

At 5/10/2007 10:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not suprising but it is upsetting. The best we can hope for is that more light will flush these rats out. DebbieB

At 5/11/2007 10:19 AM , Blogger camojack said...

You'll never find a more decadent hive of scum and villainy...

At 5/11/2007 12:56 PM , Blogger Maggie said...

Is Soros picking CROW out of his teeth?

At 5/11/2007 6:55 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Can you imagine what "Mini-Me" looks like? (:D)

Ms RW,
I think he broke the camera. (:D)

"For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God."

Reminds of a scene from the Beatles movie Help! (right after the song "You're Gonna Lose That Girl")... "Is 'at you?... No!... It WAS you buuzzin', you naughty boy!" (:D)

I think he's trying to suck his thumb but can't remember which one it is. (:D)


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