'Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.' -- Eugene V. Debs

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Wolfowitz is In 

Not much of a surprise, but it's official...

Deputy U.S. Defense Paul Wolfowitz does not plan to step down as the Pentagon's No. 2 civilian administrator, the Washington Post reported Saturday.

A leading proponent of the use of U.S. military power to oust Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, Wolfowitz has been a lightening rod for critics of the influence of so-called neo-conservatives on Bush administration foreign policy.

"I have been asked to stay and have accepted," Wolfowitz said in a brief statement issued through a spokesman Friday.

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