April Fools: Wolfowitz Turns Down World Bank Gig

Greg Palast has a great April Fool’s from yesterday:

Mr. Wolfowitz noted that on March 27, 2003, he had testified before the US Congress that the post-war reconstruction of that nation would not cost any “US taxpayer money.” Rather, Iraq’s oil would pay the tab for the post-conquest rebuilding. The price tag is now inching toward $200 billion…. “The Pentagon had incontrovertible evidence that my projections were as phony as a three-dollar bill. Don’t blame the CIA. We saw their intelligence and preferred an alternative reality.