Monday, July 2, 2007

Wolfowitz To Go to AEI....Duh!

This morning I received the following (and very unsurprising) press release from the American Enterprise Institute:

AEI president Christopher DeMuth announced today that Paul Wolfowitz has joined the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) as a visiting scholar. Mr. Wolfowitz joins AEI after spending more than three decades in public service and higher education. Most recently, he served as president of the World Bank and deputy secretary of defense. As ambassador to Indonesia, Mr. Wolfowitz became known for his advocacy of reform and political openness and for his interest in development issues, which dates back to his doctoral dissertation on water desalination in the Middle East.

At AEI, Mr. Wolfowitz will work on entrepreneurship and development issues, Africa, and public-private partnerships.

Did you notice that it said not one word about Iraq? Instead, the press release touts Wolfowitz's graduate school work on desalination. Now, why wouldn't AEI boast about landing one of the architects of the Iraq war? Well, we can say this: the neocons do take care of their own. Wolfowitz left the Pentagon after landing the United States in a fiasco in Iraq. Then he left the World Bank after creating a scandal there. Still, he's welcomed warmly at AEI. Let's hope he has better luck there.

Posted by David Corn at July 2, 2007 10:51 AM