Sent to coventry is neo-con Paul Wolfowitz, the architect of the 2nd Iraqi invasion and occupation, a way that has killed hundreds of thousands of innocents, displaced millions of Iraqis, and plummeted the Arab nation into civil war.
The head of the World Bank, who had thick-skin-wise been resisting calls for his resignation, has finally crumbled before evidence of his scandalous cosy deal for his sweetheart, unrelenting European pressure and the final straw, President Bush's withdrawal of his support for an indefensible case of blatant conflict of interest. He leaves his post end of next month.
It is sweet ironic justice that the cause of his downfall is an ethnic Arab woman.
President Bush's support for him dwindled as the Europeans refused to compromise. In fact they piled on the pressure, openly shunning him, with the latest show of their disdain for him being a statement by the German Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul that Wolfowitz would not be welcome at an Africa forum the World Bank is holding in Berlin next week if he is still in his post at the time.
Imagine that - the president of the World Bank not welcome at a World Bank forum! What further insult could beat that. Even low brow Bush recognised the writing on the wall.
Hmmm, if Anwar Ibrahim becomes PM of Malaysia after the next general election, he could perhaps give his good friend a job as an adviser on international finance?