Sunday, January 09, 2005
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.