Bush Appoints Rumsfeld to Replace Wolfowitz at World Bank

Washington, DC (APE) – At a brief press conference this morning at the Oval Office, President Bush took time from his farewell visit with British Prime Minister Tony Blair to announce that effective immediately, the new president for the World Bank would be former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld. He stated that he had every confidence in the former secretary’s abilities and looked forward to real benchmark progress in his ongoing war against corruption within the World Bank.

One of Rumsfeld’s first objectives will be to secure the funding for the ongoing restoration of Iraq for which former World Bank head Paul Wolfowitz had been met with unsurmountable resistance, resulting, according to the president, in his being pushed out unfairly from his leadership role.

Rumsfeld promised to refine the leadership style brought to the World Bank from his former Pentagon prot