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Release No: 260-05
March 16, 2005

Rumsfeld on Nomination of Paul Wolfowitz

The President has made a superb choice to lead the World Bank, and I congratulate Dr. Wolfowitz on behalf of everyone in the Department of Defense.


Dr. Wolfowitz is a gifted public servant. He is thoughtful, astute, and broadly experienced in world affairs through service in the Department of Defense and the Department of State, including as ambassador to Indonesia, and as the dean of The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.


The Department of Defense will miss his talents, insights, and energy, and I will miss his daily counsel and friendship.

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