A few graphs from the NYTimes’ analysis of Wolfowitz’s multiple failures.
A ‘Second Chance’ at Career Goes Sour
Paul D. Wolfowitz was ready to move on from the Pentagon in early 2005. He had been thwarted in his effort to become defense secretary or national security adviser. And the war in Iraq had deteriorated. So when the World Bank presidency came open, he jumped at the opportunity.
It offered him a “second chance” to redeem his reputation and realize his ambitions, says a friend who has known him for decades.
Months later, another friend ran into the new bank president and asked how he was enjoying the job. Mr. Wolfowitz unleashed a torrent of bitter complaints about the bank’s bureaucracy, saying it was the worst he had ever seen — worse than at the Pentagon.