Paul Wolfowitz
Paul Dundes Wolfowitz is a former United States Ambassador to Indonesia
United States Ambassador to Indonesia
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, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense
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, President of the World Bank
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, and former dean
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 of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
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 at Johns Hopkins University
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. He is currently a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
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, working on issues of international economic development
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, Africa
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 and public-private partnerships, and chairman of the US-Taiwan Business Council
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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."

Dept of Defense News Briefing (September 13, 2001)

"I can't imagine anyone here wanting to spend another $30 billion to be there for another 12 years."

House subcommittee on Iraq testimony (February 28, 2003)

"Fuck you."

To Al Franken at the White House correspondents dinner after Franken asked, "Hi. Dr. Wolfowitz. Hey, the Bill Clinton|Clinton military did a great job in Iraq, didn't it?" (see page 221 of the paperback edition of Franken's Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right|Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right)

"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."

Congressional Testimony, March 27, 2003

"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."

Sunday March 23, 2003