Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Bremer (Accidently) Comes Clean

From the Washington Post:
The former U.S. official who governed Iraq after the invasion said yesterday that the United States made two major mistakes: not deploying enough troops in Iraq and then not containing the violence and looting immediately after the ouster of Saddam Hussein...

"We paid a big price for not stopping it because it established an atmosphere of lawlessness," he said yesterday in a speech at an insurance conference in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. "We never had enough troops on the ground."

Why didn't Paul Bremer do something about this earlier, when he was running the US occupation? Did he think that protecting his career was more important thans saving American and Iraqi lives? Already the shameless Mr. Bremer is backpedalling at top speed:

"A Bremer aide said that his speeches were intended for private audiences and were supposed to have been off the record."


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