WTF is going on that this idiot can not be retired to fuck up things in private life:
The State Department will name former World Bank chief Paul Wolfowitz to head a high-level advisory panel on arms control and disarmament, The Associated Press has learned.
The move by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice marks a return to government for Wolfowitz, a conservative with close ties to the White House. Wolfowitz was replaced as World Bank chief in June after a stormy-two-year tenure. His leadership was undermined by a furor over a hefty compensation package he arranged in 2005 for a bank employee who was also his girlfriend.
Seriously, WTF do you have to do to be deemed too incompetent to work for this administration? He is one of the chief architects of the biggest US foreign policy blunder of my lifetime, then shits the bed at the World Bank, and he STILL can get a job in government?
January 20, 2009 simply can not come fast enough.
Vote for a democrat.
Get a blow job.
The Moar You Know
The sad truth is becoming readily apparent; there is nothing that could make anyone “too imcompetent to work for this administration”.
I’m looking forward to anybody as the next president, simply because they can’t possibly have an administration as bad as this one has been. (famous last words)
What exactly did Wolfowitz do that was incompetent? He got caught up in a scandal and handled it poorly. Should that disqualify him from ever having a job again? How is this different from Don Imus getting another radio job? I didn’t hear you complaining about that.
And I can’t help but think you wouldn’t hate Wolfowitz so much if his name were Smith or Jones…or Cole. The anti-Semitism of liberals like you is pretty amazing.
The Moar You Know
Ahhh, Peter, I see what you did there.
Really, you’d be having far better time over at The Great Orange Satan. Those guys can get a serious dose of butthurt at the slightest deviation from groupthink, whereas most of the fine folks posting here just seem to laugh at you. Poor reward for all the effort of trolling, I should think.
Peter Johnson –
I would think Wolfowitz were a douchebag if his name were Peter Johnson. In fact, ESPECIALLY if his name were Peter Johnson.
In fact, ESPECIALLY if his name were Peter Johnson.
Uh, Peter Johnson is not my real name. It’s from The Fountainhead, you cretin.
Penis Penis is right; foreign policy and world finance is EXACTLY like being a radio shock jock. And the only reason Wolfowitz can’t get a job in radio is because he’s a Joo. Expert analysis there.
Alberto Gonzalez. Harriet Myers. Paul Bremer. Heckuvajob Brownie. Don Rumsfeld.
The list goes on and on . . . .
Where did he say that your name was Peter Johnson?
Paul Bremer is in fact Jewish.
Why do you think I said ESPECIALLY, douchebag?
This is Cheney’s doing. This commission is another ‘See, we care’ moment from Bushco, and more filler for Rice’s posterity papers. Does anybody believe anything will actually be done about either disarmament or arms control? So Cheney gets Wolfowitz a job that even he can’t fuck up and Wolfowitz gets a peace padder for his own dubious resume.
wingnuts to iraq
wingnut welfare at its finest.
Christ, by the time he’s though, the US will face a potential nuclear terrorism threat from Luxembourg.
Caidence (fmr. Chris)
No. He put his name on the Iraq War Plan.
Should’ve given credit to the ghostwriter.
(Fark trolls are better at this. You should go study them)
Criticize the administration on your way out.
BTW, he’s already fucked up the Arms Control gig 35 years ago when he was part of “Team B” and grossly over-estimated the Soviet threat after nec-Conservatives criticized the CIA’s NIE as underestimating the Soviets.
Wolfowitz has been in the fuckin’ things up business for a long, long time. It’s what he’s best at.
Caidence (fmr. Chris)
Wait, I stand corrected. That particular piece of Troll, now that I look deeper into it, gets at least a B- in my book.
Not terribly nuanced, but he buried the accusation underneath a silly thing like last names, where anxious defenders will start digging like mad but to no avail.
Time to whip out “Some of my best friends are …”
Caidence (fmr. Chris)
You know, I feel like SUCH a moron for not having indoctrinated myself with the lamentations of an ex-Russian chain smoker who spent her life railing against the Communism that crushed her nascent adolescence.
I mean, it’s so OBVIOUS she formed her opinions from rigorous rational inquiry and warm humanism that she should be required reading for all children capable of understanding the back of a cereal box!!!!!!!!111
Dammit, that cry of “anti-Semetism” every time someone criticizes a Jew or Israel is almost enough to drive a person to it!
Human first, race second, religion third. In that order! And if a person is an asshole or incompetent or both, it is because of the first and not the other two, whether the discussion is about a Jew or not!
They took that damn place with a fucking gun and they shouldn’t be surprised that the people they displaced want it back By Any Means Necessary! And I’m sick and tired of them using my tax dollars for it! Fuck AIPAC and Fuck Paul Wolfowitz!
This is the best you can do? You’ve really lost your edge.
Caidence (fmr. Chris)
wow. lots of html tags.
The Moar You Know
Ahhh, Peter, you’re the gift that keeps on giving. You’re not even a good troll, just a mediocre one.
“The Fountainhead”? Really? What’s your excuse? Pick one:
A. I am a teenage boy.
B. I am a 45-year old Rush fan with bad skin who lives in my mom’s basement.
Rand fans are teh funniest, as they’re always sexually repressed diehard Republicans who worship the work of a ball-stomping (literally) psycho whose personal life can be summed up with the two words “sick fuck”. Rand fans who are Rush fans are even funnier, as they continue to create online lists identifying Neil Peart as a “libertarian”, a feat of imagination that can only be sustained by ignoring the entirety of his work since 1981. Which was 28 years ago, if you weren’t counting.
@Nikki: you probably don’t want to know. My point being that subtle, well done trolling (something Dick Dick wouldn’t understand) can lead to pages-long flamefests over at DKos if you word it right. They’re especially susceptible to pro/anti Israel/Semitic trolls.
Darth Cheney is still in charge!
There are people too incompetent to work for this administration?
Caidence (fmr. Chris)
That’s the other reason I have that piece of Troll a B-minus. The Anti-Semitism charge is like napalm. You can’t ignore it for shit if you were unlucky enough to be in the splash zone.
Let me guess how that will go:
“OMG IRAN HAS ARMS AND THEY’RE NOT DISARMING BOMB THEM BOMB THEM NOW!ELEVENTYONE”
I don’t care how cold it is, I don’t care how much snow is on the ground. Right now I don’t even care who the fuck gets elected. I will be downtown on 1.20.2009.
The new album “Snakes and Arrows” actually rocks, but I agree with you that a lot of what they’ve done recently isn’t as good as the classic early stuff. No argument there.
This shocks you? I’m surprised Scooter Libby still doesn’t have his old job back. I thought for sure Cheney couldn’t resist that particular middle finger.
heh. trolls make me laugh.
When you have a raging -ist, everyone is shocked and appalled and a little sick.
But, if you throw -ist around at anyone that won’t give you a pound of flesh to right your history of persecuted wrong, you diminish the sacrifice of those who actually were wronged. Overuse of calling someone an -ist makes the term meaningless. Besides, the only people who shut up are the ones who are bending over backwards to avoid being an -ist.
So STFU with your meaningless -ist bullshit. The people who really suffered deserve homage and peace, not manipulative frothing while you drag their poor bodies around behind you to further your agenda.
I think Wolfowitz and Bremer are both fucking morons, and I’m Jewish. I guess that makes me a self-hating Jew!
The Moar You Know
OMG, you bit.
You are “B”, all the way.
I AM TEH WINNAR
I’m going home, sniff you jerks tomorrow.
James F. Elliott
Now, if you are over 22 and still clutching your sweaty, semen-stained copy of The Fountainhead, you have real problems.
There ya go, LiberalTarian.
“Help, Help – We’re being oppressed!!” while the Palestinians have to tunnel out in the middle of the night like prisoners of war to go buy food. I’m sick of being the sugar daddy to that shit.
Wingnut welfare, baby.
True believers cannot fail, they can only be failed.
Yeah, that makes loads of sense. Wolfowitz helps to wildly overhype the Soviet threat in the Seventies… is an architect of the U.S.A. world domination blueprint, the Project for a New American Century… works overtime to goad us into a war that may well be America’s biggest foreign policy fuckup ever… then churns up an acutely embarrassing scandal at the World Bank — and how honest of Peter Johnson (or as I now think of him, “Dick Squared,”) to say Wolfie was “caught up in a scandal,” as if said scandal wasn’t of the man’s own device…
BUT! In Dx2’s worldview, our disdain for Wolfowitz The Man has nought to do with any of these screwups, at least one of which may have damaged our nation beyond the possibility of repair… no, we simply hate the man because he is a Jew.
You’re either the unfunniest BJ troll ever (even Darrell provided the occasional gut laugh, now and then), or a fucking moron. Or both.
The Moar You Know: What’s your beef with Neil Peart?
Firts Peter. Then Johnson. And now FountainHead? What’s next, he works in a chicken choking factory?
I think his beef is with libertarians and Randians who ignore 90% of Peart’s lyrics and identify him as some sort of libertarian, not with Peart himself.
The Other Steve
Nobody else would hire him.
He needed a job. You got a problem with the government giving jobs to the needy?
Peter Johnson–Seriously Jewish person here. I don’t think that anti-Semitism has a damned thing to do with this and I’ll thank you not to suggest that it does. Mr. W is simply a world class crook. His religion don’t enter into it.
It’s a perfect job for Wolfie, since the job is to conclude that says arms control won’t work. All he has to do is plagiarize some Perle pieces from Commentary and change USSR to Iran.
Bush and Cheney are not about actual legit job performance unless it involves pants around the ankles for them and another person on their knees in front.
OK – big correction here. Real Rush fans are very much aware that Neil has long since evolved beyond his A. Rand infatuation. The ones creating those lists? They’re just scary.
Want to keep him from coming back?
Seriously, removal via impeachment is the only Constitutional method for disqualifying someone from offices of public trust that I know of. I could be wrong about it being the only one, but it certainly keeps him from returning like some nightmarish undead zombie.
Leave Wolfowitz ALONE!
He’s NOT WELL! :(
Funny, I always thought Bremer acted like a snotty, upper-class WASP. Which pretty much goes to prove my point. I didn’t know, and it doesn’t matter. Everyone Bush touches is pretty much guaranteed to be corrupt, a fool, or both.
And to continue: Monica Goodling. Karen Hughes. And of course the epitome, the cowboy gone bad, Cheney himself.
I had Clue Zero about the Rush/A. Rand connection until about a week ago. When I mentioned this to the housemate (drummer, huge Rush fan) he said “Who?”
Wolfowitz is a Jewish name?
Gods. I tell you. I come from the Midwest. These names are utterly meaningless to me. It is totally East Coast to know this stuff.
So, I adore Whoopi Goldberg? That name’s Jewish right? I’m a liberal so I must be szkitso to love that woman as much as I do.
To prove how ignorant my upbringing was of the notion that last name meant bupkiss… one Christmas, my Harvard graduated partner caught me putting stamps on envelopes. Good grief! partner exclaimed, you haven’t been putting Christmas stamps on the envelopes to all my Jewish friends, have you? I stare at partner. How the hell should I know? I say. I mean _really_ am I psychic or something? After a long conversation explaining that I could tell by the name it was addressed to… what a concept (leaning toward precious metals with some German thrown in)… I said, FINE, next year I’m buying Eid stamps and putting those on ALL of them. And partner said: that’s an excellent idea. It would save a lot of time. Which I guess says something about Harvard graduates.
I’m afraid to post in this thread.
Honestly, this is one of those, “I want to laugh, but really, I want to cry.” things.
The only Peter I recall – heck, that I can find on any search – is Peter Keating. That’s Roark’s suckup, with the guiding principle (quoting from book) “Always be what people want you to be.”
Please – in what chapter does the character Peter Johnson appear? I’ll check it at work and update my reference list. (I’m a professional librarian, it won’t take very long to do this.)
I confess to having taken a pass on The Fountainhead, Dianetics, and other works in that genre. I have to ask: Is “Peter Johnson” what passes for symbolism in Rand circles?
Signed, Punani Vajayjay
Wolfowitz gives hope to all of those young republicans — good times, bad times — there’s always a job for an ideologue.
It’s less than a month before my probation at work is done. To think I could have been fired (over a disagreement about the war in Iraq) when my boss still can’t find enough teachers to cover our classes makes about as much sense as Wolfie getting yet another job in the government.
This is why I support John Edwards. At least he addresses this reality. I chose my profession, knowing I wouldn’t get rich, but rather hoping that I would be useful. People like Wolfowitz don’t have a profession outside of getting while the getting is good.
In my mind, gaming the system is cheating. But, as Jim Rome says, if you aren’t cheating, you aren’t trying.
Tim (the other one)
“Uh, Peter Johnson is not my real name. It’s from The Fountainhead, you cretin.”
Biggest laugh of the day !
Tim (the other one)
Peter Keating had a big Johnson Kirk. Jesus, don’t make me go all adolescent humor on you !
You’ll note that the last time Wolfowitz had anything to do with anything related to “arms control and disarmament” he was busy overstating the threat of our enemies and generally getting things wrong. So, at lest in the Bush administration, that qualifies him eminently for this position.
Jaw dropping amazing. This boob was indeed “one of the chief architects of the biggest US foreign policy blunder of my lifetime” and he’s put on the public tit again?! There really isn’t any way to be too incompetent for this Adminsitration: these scum truly take care of their own, the public be damned.
Next thing you know, they’ll be finding a new sinicure for Rummy.
I read an Ayn Rand novel once, way back when I was in college. Can’t remember which one it was. They all look alike.
If I found Wolfie’s email and started writing to him, like a pen pal, do you think he might reconsider his position?
Life is hard, especially around here, with the puppies and all. I can’t scrape up enough to level my house, though I am trying, much less get windows that open.
To connect to the other thread, should Wolfie get his rebate? If it happens, I have already decided to send it back. I’ve always done that sort of thing — like when I’ve gotten a raise that is just enough to screw me up tax wise — the stupid stimulus package is stupid. Saving the money from a make work job for one nut job might save us a little.
There is no Peter Johnson in “The Fountainhead.” Judging from his first post, I think this guy is spoofing.
(Yes, I read “The Fountainhead.” And “Atlas Shrugged.” And “We the Living” and “Anthem.” Shut up– I was fifteen; I had a big crush on a guy who was way into Ayn Rand’s books and I wanted him to like me. I know. I know.)
Wouldn’t it have been quicker to just learn how to play Dungeons&Dragons?
It’s not the name of a character, not per se. But anyone’s who’s familiar with the book should understand the reference. regardless.
And I’ve never posted here. John won’t let me. I’m must a lowly commenter.
The Other Steve
Are you suggesting he’s overqualified?
Yes, I know this is late, but I saw the rant and the joke popped into my head and its not even that good but by god I had to say it so you can all just sit on a pin so there.
An, Anthem. A story of people who are too damn provincial and ignorant to accept basic working technology because it would make society overly difficult to pacify and control.
I’d call it too damn far fetched to believe, but in my lifetime I’ve seen society fight tooth and nail against stem cell science, solar power, and the electric car. If you’re wondering why we aren’t all riding magic ponies powered by love and rainbows, that’s probably because the program got strangled to death in the back of a Ford R&D department by a consortium of Big Oil, jackbooted creationist thugs, and a consortium of “serious people” marketing execs who know more about what you want than you ever will.
The Grand Panjandrum
Kakistocracy. Sound familiar?
If we could figure that out, The entire Bush admin would have been kicked to the curb to be shit on by the skullfucked kittens.
At this point the first and most important question that needs to be put to Hillary/Obama/Edwards is “When will you authorize the CIA to sanction the entire previous admin?”
They’re too stupid to live and too dangerous to be allowed to survive.
This is blackmail. Paul Wolfowitz, along with Douglas Feith, is one of the people now reported to have been involved in passing nuclear secrets along to ISI officials with ties to terrorist organizations and the Taliban.
The London Times reported recently that many high ranking DC officials have been involved in money laundering, narcotics trafficking and even nuclear espionage with shady characters throughout the greater Middle East, especially Pakistan. The BCCI scandal apparently had alot to do with that.
When you step back and look at the big picture, it all makes sense. The billions in aid to Pakistan and India are likely meant as hush money. Since Pakistan certainly knows about this and India, with extensive human intelligence collection assets in Pakistan, also likely knows. If the American people discover that the 9/11 attacks were largely financed by criminal deals made between terrorist supporters and corrupt US politicians, there would be hell to pay.
This is why there was never a thorough 9/11 inquiry, specifically with regards to following the money, which is normally the first thing such an inquiry would do. This is why the Democrats don’t do more to resist the many Bush outrages. They are likely involved somehow. And this is why guys like Wolfowitz get to keep playing the DC game.
They have to eith hang together or hang seperately, and they know it.
You’re still not getting it, are you?
You MAY NOT be hired by this administration UNLESS you are incompetent. Being a moronic ideologue is THE job requirement.
Now, doesn’t everything click into place?
John…bizarro world ends in January 2009, not 2008.
Thank you, Zifnab, for making my morning. Holy shit.
Don’t forget, government can also be wingnut welfare!
That is highly disturbing and highly plausible, and I normally don’t look twice at CTs.
Maybe if his name were Paul Hussein?
I’m Jewish. My surname is Smith. Any other uninformed stereotypes you care to toss out there? Or are you yet again confusing masturbating with baiting?
I’m seriously thinking about applying for a job. Ya can’t do wrong. What a deal.
Oops. I forgot about my fucking blog.
Oh well, I’m sure the administration can overlook that little fau pax. After all it was only an aberration.
Much as I hate to admit it, I kinda liked The Fountainhead. I had a great class at The Newhouse School (That’s Syracuse U, for the uninformed — as in soon-to-be NIT invitee Syracuse. Ugh.), “The Image of the City on Film.” We read Fountainhead and then saw the delightfully campy King Vidor-directed film made of it (Gary Cooper as Roarke; Patricia Neal as Dominique–mrrrrrow!). Yes, I was 19 at the time.
Hard to turn one’s back on fond memories.
Not sure if anybody else here already has said this, but the only thing that would have somebody deemed too incompetent to serve in this admin is badmouthing it on the way out.
Bob In Pacifica
I have long had the vision that there is a touring group of actors who pass through these Republican scandals. Wolfowitz goes back to the Reagan years, god knows when Cheney signed up with the troupe. They amaze, entertain, shock in one scandal after another, not unlike radio shock jocks. Maybe this one or that one disappears for awhile and then rejoins the troupe (after a stretch in prison or spending time with his family). At the end of each scandal they or their friends end up with more money, usually as a result of tapping the Treasury one way or another. Sometimes it’s just money, but usually there’s a war involved and there are lots of dead people.
No matter what happens and how many people are ruined or worse the show goes on.
2/10. This Peter Johnson is no DougJ or Stormy that is for sure. Really lame Troll.
And this is the biggest problem– Bush,Rice and the conservative movement are sending the wrong message to our children: by empoying Wolfowitz, they are saying that knowledge and merit doesn’t matter. We can’t teach our children to work hard, when they can just say, “But look at neocons? They have no idea what they’re talking about, and they get great jobs!”
Conservatives, please, won’t you Think Of The Children™ and condemn this troll of a man?
My god, you’re right. For some irrational reason, the only neo-cons I hate are the Jewish ones. I’m going to seek treatment right away. Thank you PJ. Thank you so much. I was sick, but I think I’m finally on the path to recovery. If you were in front of me, right now, I’d kiss you.
Well, in Bushworld, getting us into Iraq and fucking up the World Bank are major accomplishments. But, in reality, he should be immediately disqualified from this job (and should probably should never been given security clearances since 1978) due to two previous incidents:
– In 1978, Wolfowitz, who had been working for the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (in the Dept. of Defense, I believe), was investigated for allegedly passing a classified document on proposed US weapons sales to Israel through AIPAC, but the inquiry was later dropped.
– In 1992, the first Bush Administration launched an investigation into the export of classified technology to China. During the investigation, they discovered that Wolfowitz, as Undersecretary for Policy under Cheney, was promoting the export to Israel of advanced AIM-9M air-to-air missiles. The Joint Chiefs of Staff, aware that Israel had already been caught selling the earlier AIM 9-L version of the missile to China in violation of a written agreement with the U.S. on arms re-sales, canceled the proposed deal.
Oh, yeah…and, Wolfie was a disciple of Albert Wohlstetter, who was opposed to Mutually Assured Destruction, and…
Actually that gets to one of the big reasons the Dems should pursue everyone they can in the Bush adminsitration relentlessly. Even if the people do not get charged and convicted a record should be compiled so that if anyone tries to appoint them to a future administration that record is used as a reason to deny them confirmation. One of the biggest mistakes the Dems have made in my life (at least with 15 plus years of retrospect) is not pursuing the Iran Contra affair for that very reason.
Wow, this is hilarious.
This administration, which is spending gobs of money to give weapons of all sorts to a bunch of pissed off Sunnis in Iraq, is setting up a panel on arms control. And they are putting this clown, well known to help out “enemies of his enemies” in the panel.
You know, for guys who hate government, they sure do love getting paychecks from it.
the return of Wolfowitz reminds me of those moster movies where every time you think the monster is done for, HE COMES BACK. kinda like the niger forgeries.
You liberals only hate Wolfowitz because he’s Jewish.
You liberals only hate Condoleeza Rice because she’s African-American, and a woman.
You liberals only hate Alberto Gonzalez because he’s Hispanic.
You liberals only hate Larry Craig because he’s homosexual.
You liberals only hate Bush because he’s mentally challenged.
In short, you liberals are a shameless gang of worthless bigots. I hope that clears things up for you.
I see what you did there.
Ah, yes, well… I didn’t need a boy to make me do that (hangs head in shame and thinks fondly of her old 20-sided die).
re:Wolfie. C’mon John. Never heard of ‘hush money’? Fear of prosecution keeps most of the rest in line, but Wolfowitz was
‘only’ guilty of incompetence and prevarication. On a scale
that admittedly should be prosecutable, but isn’t. Maybe Heritage, Eagle Forum etc. aren’t hiring in the current economic environment; but we liberals have always been in favor of government as the employer of last resort!
If you worked in the travel office under Hillary, you could get fired for no reason. That’s discipline.