The Washington Post is reporting that the Europeans are backing off, which means Paul Wolfowitz looks like a lock for the top job at the World Bank (and not a minute too soon).
The Wall Street Journal has a good article about Bush’s recent international appointments that extends my recent “Reshaping the U.S. State Department” post. They will help you understand the internal logic behind these moves, whether or not you agree with them.
For the external logic, I’d like to draw your attention to an excerpt from the Washington Post. It illustrates some cold home truths about international politics that we forget at our peril, and ties in very nicely with a great STRATFOR analysis the Discarded Lies team discussed back in January. We’ll start with the WaPo: