It seems that it isn’t the first time that Wolfowitz has been instrumental in getting his girlfriend Shaha Riza jobs in departments and organisations that he is boss of. Back in 2003 the Department of Defence, of which Wolfowitz was Deputy Secretary of Defence at the time, instructed a private contractor called Science Applications International Corporation to employ her on secondment from the World Bank for whom she worked.
Her job was to spend a month studying issues related to setting up a new government in Iraq. And who was she to report to within the Department of Defence? Doug Feith who, at the time, was Under-Secretary for Policy and who also headed up the now notorious Office of Special Plans which was responsible for ‘stove-piping’ false intelligence about Iraqs WMDs to the President – false intelligence that led directly to the invasion, occupation and plundering of Iraq.
Small world isn’t it!