"While I strongly disagree with the Bush administration's choice of nominee, I dofind the fear of "politicizing" the Bank a bit odd. It was the US attempt to use the World Bank to fight the spread of communism during the Cold War that gave the institution the focus it has today..."
"Masking the politics of an institution like the World Bank in the cloak of technocracy will not change reality. Economic institutions are never politically "neutral." The issue is not whether or not the World Bank should be politicized since it has been for a long time (if not since its birth), but how much politics is allowed. If the US wants to use the Bank as part of its agenda then other parties should be allowed to debate that objective and propose alternative agendas."