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  Online NewsHour -- Newsmaker: Paul Wolfowitz -- March 18, 2004
PAUL WOLFOWITZ: Not to my knowledge, but we obviously are -- work closely with the Pakistanis on the intelligence side, and we are in a broader sense trying to help repair a relationship with Pakistan in the military area that really suffered badly over the last 20 years.
PAUL WOLFOWITZ: I wouldn't deny that there's a certain problem, Jim, but I think what would be more helpful instead of implying that intelligence can be perfect, and if it's not perfect there's a credibility problem, and if there's a credibility problem someone was misled, that's the line that we're going down.
PAUL WOLFOWITZ: I guess the point that is important to understand and I and my colleagues I think may have been a little slow to understand it, this is a war of intelligence.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/terrorism/jan-june04/wolfowitz_3-18.html   (3316 words)

 Paul Dundes Wolfowitz - dKosopedia
Paul Wolfowitz was one of the exceptions and would become one of the standard-bearers for neoconservatism in the administration as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.
Wolfowitz dismissed Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric Shinseki’s prediction that “several hundred thousand” troops would be required to stabilize post-war Iraq as “wildly off the mark.” Furthermore, he neglected to consult with James Dobbins who oversaw reconstruction in Bosnia and Kosovo.
Paul Wolfowitz has been instrumental in giving US foreign policy a neoconservative slant; thereby, he shares responsibility for the negative consequences of that foreign policy especially as it relates to the political, economic, military, and human costs of the Second Gulf War.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Paul_Wolfowitz   (3301 words)

 Pentagon Contradicts General on Iraq Occupation Force's Size - Global Policy Forum - UN Security Council
Wolfowitz, the deputy defense secretary, opened a two-front war of words on Capitol Hill, calling the recent estimate by Gen. Eric K. Shinseki of the Army that several hundred thousand troops would be needed in postwar Iraq, "wildly off the mark." Pentagon officials have put the figure closer to 100,000 troops.
Wolfowitz said that this time around the administration was dealing with "countries that are quite frightened of their own shadows" in assembling a coalition to force President Saddam Hussein to disarm.
Wolfowitz spent much of the hearing knocking down published estimates of the costs of war and rebuilding, saying the upper range of $95 billion was too high, and that the estimates were almost meaningless because of the variables.
www.globalpolicy.org /security/issues/iraq/attack/consequences/2003/0228pentagoncontra.htm   (978 words)

 Paul Wolfowitz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paul Wolfowitz was the second child of Jacob Wolfowitz and Lillian Dundes.
Jacob Wolfowitz was a Polish national of Jewish descent whose parents fled to the United States in 1920 to escape persecution.
Wolfowitz was featured in the controversial BBC documentary series The Power of Nightmares which compared the rise of the American neoconservatives and radical Islamists, believing that both are closely connected; that some popular beliefs about these groups are inaccurate; and that both movements have benefited from exaggerating the scale of the terrorist threat.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paul_Wolfowitz   (6301 words)

 FT.com / Arts & Weekend - Loan wolf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Wolfowitz said at a dinner with NGO leaders and academics in Pakistan that the bank’s mandate made it difficult to work this way, but he was looking for ways of doing it more often.
Wolfowitz says that the World Bank “should not be in the business of withholding development assistance because of a political disagreement with a country”, but that it should address political matters when there are barriers to sustainable development.
Wolfowitz openly makes a link between the need to fight corruption and his longstanding advocacy of democracy in those countries where it is lacking, arguing that corruption is a barrier to building democratic institutions.
www.ft.com /cms/s/8291790e-2a5e-11da-a8f5-00000e2511c8.html   (4460 words)

 Scoop: Wolfowitz Interview with Vanity Fair's Tannenhaus
Wolfowitz: The first one is that people will, the kind of mistake that in a sense I think we made implicitly in assuming that anyone who was intelligent enough to fly an airplane wouldn't commit suicide with it.
Wolfowitz: I think my father deserves a large part of the blame or whatever it is. It's a funny thing because he really did think that the ultimate thing in life was to be a mathematician or a theoretical physicist.
Wolfowitz: He was sort of -- He wasn't fabricating the fact that Bloom loved to talk to any students of his who were in government, and even though I wasn't his closest student I was probably one at the highest level in government so it gave him the most bragging rights.
www.scoop.co.nz /stories/WO0305/S00308.htm   (8777 words)

 deal-with-it.org | the cards | spades | paul wolfowitz
Wolfowitz's poor judgment is at least partly responsible for the fact that American troops in Iraq are spread as thinly as they are.
Wolfowitz's failure of imagination may be due to his lack of any real experience with genuine defense issues more complicated than back room politicking and academic conferences.
Wolfowitz's hobbyist's love of things military perhaps caused him to argue as long ago as 1992 for pre-emptive strikes and military domination of the world.
www.deal-with-it.org /spades/wolfowitz.htm   (1025 words)

 Paul Dundes Wolfowitz - SourceWatch
Wolfowitz, considered to be one of the most prominent and "hawkish" of the neo-conservatives, is the principal author of the "Wolfowitz doctrine", also known as the Bush doctrine.
Wolfowitz taught from 1970-1973 at the Yale University (the homeland of Skull and Bones) and in 1981 he taught at John Hopkins University.
Wolfowitz is a strong supporter of the theories of Laurie Mylroie, a controversial academic and former fellow of the conservative American Enterprise Institute, who wrote a book that links the 1993 World Trade Center bombing to Saddam Hussein.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Paul_Wolfowitz   (2930 words)

 Paul Wolfowitz: Statist, Warmonger, Art Aficionado by Karen Kwiatkowski
In Wolfowitz’s war, a war of security for Israel, security for global oil and the petrodollar, and a war of occupation, the reasons fail to inspire the kinds of sacrifice seen in The Bloody Lane.
Wolfowitz is an intellectual fan of the War of Northern Aggression, as he is an intellectual father of today’s aggression in Iraq.
In any case, Wolfowitz has other concerns, such as his new role controlling the lives and rights of the accused terrorists (we are still not sure of the actual or eventual charges) we are holding incommunicado in Guantanamo.
www.lewrockwell.com /kwiatkowski/kwiatkowski24.html   (930 words)

 CNN.com - Wolfowitz defiant after hotel rocket strike - Oct. 26, 2003
Wolfowitz, the No. 2 civilian at the Pentagon, was unhurt in the attack on the heavily defended al-Rashid Hotel, which killed one U.S. soldier and wounded 15 other people early Sunday, a coalition spokesman said.
Wolfowitz was on the 12th floor of the hotel, which houses U.S. and coalition officials in Baghdad, and, according to an aide, on the side of the hotel that came under attack.
Although Wolfowitz was in his room at the time of the attack, Dempsey said he did not believe the high-profile supporter of the war in Iraq was the target.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/10/26/sprj.irq.hotel   (993 words)

 The Sunshine Warrior (Paul Wolfowitz)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Wolfowitz then proceeds to use Afghanistan to illustrate how far the military's pinpoint-targeting ability has advanced since that war, when American air and ground forces, unable to communicate with one another, succeeded in destroying only a single one of Saddam Hussein's Scud missile emplacements (and that one was a harmless decoy).
Wolfowitz says that the new approach reflects the president's own instincts, which he maintains were evident even during the 2000 campaign to anyone who cared to look beyond the awkwardness of a foreign-policy novice -- and the scorn he heaped on nation building.
Wolfowitz followed his father into mathematics, taking courses from him at Cornell, shifted to chemistry and ''probably would have ended up a very unhappy biochemist'' if not for the intervention of Allan Bloom, the charismatic political philosopher, who was a resident scholar in the elite student dormitory where Wolfowitz lived.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/754534/posts   (7956 words)

 Asia Times: Paul Wolfowitz: A man to keep a close eye on
Wolfowitz was a senior diplomat in the Reagan and first Bush administrations, having succeeded Holbrooke in 1983 as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.
Indeed, Wolfowitz's career is a textbook example of Cold War politics that focused for nearly 50 years on the care and feeding of dictators like Suharto, Chun Doo-hwan in South Korea, and Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines.
Wolfowitz was Holbrooke's immediate successor in the top Asia slot at the State Department, serving there from 1982 to 1986.
www.atimes.com /se-asia/CC21Ae01.html   (1848 words)

 New Yorker Issue of 2004-11-01 P
Wolfowitz had pillaged the Pentagon library for a copy of “Courier from Warsaw,” the memoir of Jan Nowak, a Catholic who was among the first Warsaw-uprising witnesses to reach the West and testify to the Nazi horrors.
Wolfowitz told me that he had never before visited the memorials, and that, other than a quick stopover, this was his first trip to Poland, even though his father, Jacob Wolfowitz, had been born in Warsaw.
Wolfowitz said that he was astonished by the argument of some war critics that, with no imminent threat from Iraq, the overturning of Saddam was unwarranted—an argument that he believes implicitly accepts Saddam’s brutality.
www.wright.edu /~tdung/Wolfowitz_NewYorker.htm   (5664 words)

 Paul Wolfowitz - By David Plotz - Slate Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Wolfowitz, the son of a Cornell math professor, believes deeply in the value of calculation to foreign policy.
Wolfowitz himself retracted his "ending states" remark a couple of days after he made it, telling NPR that what he really meant was that the United States would be "ending state support for terrorism." He has assumed the role of the loyal deputy, dutifully shuttling off to Europe to brief NATO defense ministers.
Wolfowitz is as power-hungry as anyone in Washington, and he is not going to spike his career by squabbling publicly with his bosses.
slate.msn.com /?id=117227   (1218 words)

 The Unilateralist
The waiting room of Paul Wolfowitz's office at the Pentagon has half a dozen pictures on the wall—Wolfowitz with the elder George Bush in 1991, during the Gulf War; Wolfowitz with Ronald Reagan in the 1980s.
Wolfowitz, I had been told by members of his camp, was less surprised by the attack than the public, because his formative experience was confronting the Soviet Union.
Wolfowitz is hard to quote directly because so many of his sentences have numerous internal clauses, like mathematical formulas with brackets.
www.theatlantic.com /issues/2002/03/fallows.htm   (2677 words)

 Paul Wolfowitz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Paul is a bit of a dreamer.” [New Yorker, 6/7/2004] He also becomes friends with L. Marc Zell and Douglas Feith of the Washington-Tel Aviv law, Feith and Zell.
Paul Wolfowitz reportedly calls Francis Brooke, an aide to Ahmed Chalabi, late one night and promises that Saddam Hussein will be toppled while Bush is in office.
Paul Wolfowitz pushes for regime change in Iraq, claiming that there is a 10 to 50 percent chance that Iraq was involved in the attacks.
cooperativeresearch.org /entity.jsp?entity=paul_wolfowitz   (6599 words)

 Profiles: The Next Crusade: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
Wolfowitz’s critics sometimes portray him as an unquestioning defender of the Israeli government, and yet he has publicly expressed sympathy for the plight of the Palestinians, and some Arab reformers regard him as a friend.
Wolfowitz sat down next to a slight middle-aged man in a fraying denim jacket and a fl wool cap, who said that his name was Bedir Yasa and that until recently he had been living on the streets.
When Wolfowitz asked if he had any family, he said that his wife had been killed in the earthquake that struck western Turkey in 1999 and that her parents were bringing up his only child, a son, whom he rarely saw.
www.newyorker.com /reporting/2007/04/09/070409fa_fact_cassidy   (1359 words)

 CNN.com - Paul Wolfowitz: Godfather of the Iraq war - Dec. 29, 2003
Wolfowitz frequently slips down a back hallway, peers through a peephole into his boss's suite and, if Rumsfeld is alone, walks right in.
Wolfowitz often ventured way ahead of the rest of the Administration on foreign policy matters over the past two years, and Rumsfeld frequently let him go.
Wolfowitz was seen as clumsy and heavy-handed after the release on a U.S. government website of his memo barring nations that didn't participate in the invasion from winning U.S. contracts to rebuild Iraq—at the same time the U.S. was trying to persuade those nations to forgive Iraq's debt.
cnn.com /2003/ALLPOLITICS/12/29/timep.wolfowitz.tm/index.html   (743 words)

 Paul Wolfowitz News - Topix
A defiant Paul Wolfowitz on Monday told a committee looking into whether he broke ethical and other rules in a pay-and-promotion deal for his girlfriend, said he had done nothing wrong and had no intention of...
Paul Wolfowitz encountered stiffening opposition Saturday to staying on as World Bank president amid allegations he showed favoritism in arranging a promotion and pay package for his girlfriend.
Paul Wolfowitz accepted the responsibility and tendered apology in connection with the matter pertaining to pay hike of one of the bank's staff members.
www.topix.net /who/paul-wolfowitz   (644 words)

 Paul Wolfowitz
"Wolfowitz, on the other hand, is a preeminent hard-liner from the Reaganite side of the party which advocates an aggressive US policy of rolling back perceived threats.
When asked about the future of U.S.-Turkish relations, Wolfowitz said that if Turkey wanted to get back into America's good graces, the Turks would have to admit they were wrong to deny the U.S. permission to use their territory as a staging ground for invading Iraq and, in essence, apologize.
Paul Wolfowitz, velociraptor (The Economist, 7 February 2002)
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 Trigger Man
In recent years, Paul Wolfowitz has been the object of such fascination, extravagantly admired in some quarters for his strategic acumen, reviled in others as a reckless warmonger.
The advent of weapons of unprecedented accuracy, Wolfowitz once told an interviewer, “translates into a whole transformation of strategy and politics.”; In an era when nuclear weapons had persuaded many that war had become all but unthinkable, accuracy promised to restore war’s political utility.
Wolfowitz was already on the record as declaring that the United States was “committed to liberating the people of Iraq, not to becoming an occupation force.” Shinseki had to be discredited then and there, lest the opportunity to validate the new American way of war be lost forever.
www.amconmag.com /2005_06_06/article1.html   (2428 words)

 Paul Wolfowitz
From 1989 to 1993, Dr. Wolfowitz served as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy in charge of the 700-person defense policy team that was responsible to Secretary Dick Cheney for matters concerning strategy, plans, and policy.
During this period Secretary Wolfowitz and his staff had major responsibilities for the reshaping of strategy and force posture at the end of the Cold War.
Wolfowitz received his A.B. degree in mathematics and chemistry from Cornell University in 1965, and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in political science and economics.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/Wolfowitz.html   (713 words)

 OpinionJournal - Featured Article
Wolfowitz would never say this (or even agree with it), but I think the truth is closer to the opposite.
Wolfowitz won't comment on that one.) But there's also the possibility that he really does believe this stuff about helping Africa, which he is making his top priority at the Bank.
Wolfowitz was in the Pentagon at the time and has believed ever since that, if we didn't take out Saddam Hussein, the dictator would someday take his revenge on us.
www.opinionjournal.com /editorial/feature.html?id=110007309   (1602 words)

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