, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense
, President of the World Bank
, and former dean
of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
at Johns Hopkins University
. He is currently a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
, working on issues of international economic development
and public-private partnerships, and chairman of the US-Taiwan Business Council
He is a leading neoconservative. As Deputy Secretary of Defense, he was "a major architect of President Bush's Iraq policy and ...
"I think one has to say it's not just simply a matter of capturing people and holding them accountable, but removing the sanctuaries, removing the support systems, ending states who sponsor terrorism. And that's why it has to be a broad and sustained campaign. It's not going to stop if a few criminals are taken care of."
"I can't imagine anyone here wanting to spend another $30 billion to be there for another 12 years."
"There's a lot of money to pay for this. It doesn't have to be U.S. taxpayer money. We are dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon."
"There's definitely a rule in the Convention against humiliating prisoners and I'd have to see exactly the interview to see whether that in itself violated the Convention, but the Convention is very clear that prisoners have got to be treated properly. We are treating the Iraqi prisoners extremely well. In fact I think they get good food and shelter and they're free from the horrible commanders they used to work for. I think most of them are much happier, frankly."