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Former World Bank execs call on Wolfowitz to go.

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A group of 42 top former World Bank executives — including Shengman Zhang, the former World Bank No. 2 official under Wolfowitz — has written a letter urging Paul Wolfowitz to resign:

He has lost the trust and respect of bank staff at all levels, provoked a rift among senior managers, developed tense relations with the board, damaged his own credibility on good governance — his flagship issue — and alienated some key shareholders at a time when their support is essential for a successful replenishment of the resources needed to help the poorest countries, especially in Africa. …

There is only one way for Wolfowitz to further the mission of the bank: he should resign.