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    prompted by = (his resignation was) caused by?

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    He is a leading neoconservative.[5] As Deputy Secretary of Defense, he was "a major architect of President Bush's Iraq policy and ... its most hawkish advocate."[6] Donald Rumsfeld in his interview with Fox News on February 8, 2011 said that Wolfowitz was the first to bring up Iraq after 9/11 attacks during a meeting at presidential retreat at Camp David. After serving two years, he resigned as president of the World Bank Group ending what a Reuters report called "a protracted battle over his stewardship, prompted by his involvement in a high-paying promotion for his companion."[7][8]

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    Re: prompted by = (his resignation was) caused by?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHopeR View Post
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    He is a leading neoconservative.[5] As Deputy Secretary of Defense, he was "a major architect of President Bush's Iraq policy and ... its most hawkish advocate."[6] Donald Rumsfeld in his interview with Fox News on February 8, 2011 said that Wolfowitz was the first to bring up Iraq after 9/11 attacks during a meeting at presidential retreat at Camp David. After serving two years, he resigned as president of the World Bank Group ending what a Reuters report called "a protracted battle over his stewardship, prompted by his involvement in a high-paying promotion for his companion."[7][8]

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    It's a little ambiguous but I would say that it is the "protracted battle over his stewardship" which was "prompted by his involvement in a high-paying promotion for his friend". The whole thing led to his resignation.

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    Re: prompted by = (his resignation was) caused by?

    [QUOTE=NewHopeR;833288] he resigned as president of the World Bank Group ending what a Reuters report called "a protracted battle over his stewardship, prompted by his involvement in a high-paying promotion for his companion.


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    (1) I most respectfully agree with the teacher's answer.

    (2) Mr. Wolfowitz resigned after a battle over his stewardship, prompted by

    (speeded up by) his involvement in a promotion for his companion.

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    Re: prompted by = (his resignation was) caused by?

    Thank you both

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