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    Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Exclusive: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank | Reuters

    She has said publicly she did not plan to stay on at the State Department for more than four years. Associates say Clinton has expressed interest in having the World Bank job should the bank's current president, Robert Zoellick, leave at the end of his term, in the middle of 2012.
    "Hillary Clinton wants the job," said one source who knows the secretary well.
    A second source also said Clinton wants the position.
    Is this really a position where you want a life-long politician in charge, especially in times like these?

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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
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    Is this really a position where you want a life-long politician in charge, especially in times like these?
    I would say no, though Clinton would certainly be a better president than Paul Wolfowitz!

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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I would say no, though Clinton would certainly be a better president than Paul Wolfowitz!
    A turtle would be better than Paul Wolfowitz.
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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    It doesn't matter who heads the world bank. It's a corrupt organization that destroys free nations.

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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
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    Is this really a position where you want a life-long politician in charge, especially in times like these?
    Historically, a bit more than half of World Bank presidents have been politicians. The others are corporate executive or bankers. Why does this even matter, what difference does it make?
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
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    Is this really a position where you want a life-long politician in charge, especially in times like these?
    Why exactly isn't Hillary a good canidate?
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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I would say no, though Clinton would certainly be a better president than Paul Wolfowitz!
    Well naturally, since he's the Prince of Neoconservatiism. You're so predictable.
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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Why exactly isn't Hillary a good canidate?
    I know, qualifications don't matter, only that she's a woman and a liberal.
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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I know, qualifications don't matter, only that she's a woman and a liberal.
    Why ISN'T she qualified? Care to answer the question instead of building straw men?
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Clinton in talks about possible move to World Bank

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I know, qualifications don't matter, only that she's a woman and a liberal.
    What qualifications are required for the World Bank President? What qualifications does she not meet?
    “Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes

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