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Profile: Paul Bremer

 
  

Positions that Paul Bremer has held:

  • US Administrator in Iraq


 

Quotes

 
  

Undefined, May 18, 2003

   “I've read a report in the American press about a delay (in the transitional authority). I don't know where these stories are coming from because we haven't delayed anything.” [Washington Times, 5/20/2003, Straits Times, 5/19/2003]

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Undefined, May 21, 2003

   “I would think we are talking about more like sometime in July to get a national conference put together.” [Radio Free Europe, 5/21/2003]

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Undefined, June 18, 2003

   “As long as we're here, we are the occupying power. It's a very ugly word, but it's true.” [Washington Post, 6/18/2003]

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Undefined, June 28, 2003

   “I'm not opposed to [self-rule], but I want to do it a way that takes care of |reasons our concerns| ... In a postwar situation like this, if you start holding elections, the people who are rejectionists tend to win ... It's often the best-organized who win, and the best-organized right now are the former Baathists and to some extent the Islamists.” [Washington Post, 6/27/2003]

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Undefined, June 30, 2003

   “We are going to fight them and impose our will on them and we will capture or, if necessary, kill them until we have imposed law and order upon this country.” [The Guardian 6/30/2003]

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Paul Bremer actively participated in the following events:

 
  

February 26, 2001: Paul Bremer: Bush Administration Paying No Attention to Terrorism      Complete 911 Timeline

       Paul Bremer, who will be appointed the US administrator of Iraq in 2003, says in a speech that the Bush administration is “paying no attention” to terrorism. “What they will do is stagger along until there's a major incident and then suddenly say, ‘Oh my God, shouldn't we be organized to deal with this.’ ” Bremer speaks shortly after chairing the National Commission on Terrorism, a bipartisan body formed during the Clinton administration. [Associated Press, 4/29/04]
People and organizations involved: National Commission on Terrorism, Clinton administration, Bush administration, Paul Bremer
          

May 11, 2003      Torture in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere

       Jay Garner, a retired general selected by the Pentagon a month before to direct reconstruction efforts in Iraq, is replaced by diplomat Paul Bremer III as head of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA). Bremer is thought more capable of dealing with the increasing rebellion and lawlessness in Iraq. [CNN, 5/11/2003]
People and organizations involved: Jay Garner, Paul Bremer
          

May 18, 2003      Events Leading to Iraq Invasion

       In Mosul, US administrator for Iraq Paul Bremer complains to reporters: “I've read a report in the American press about a delay (in the transitional authority). I don't know where these stories are coming from because we haven't delayed anything.” [Washington Times, 5/20/03; Straits Times, 5/19/03]
People and organizations involved: Paul Bremer
          

May 21, 2003      Events Leading to Iraq Invasion

       US administrator for Iraq Paul Bremer tells reporters, “I would think we are talking about more like sometime in July to get a national conference put together.” [Radio Free Europe, 5/21/03]
People and organizations involved: Paul Bremer
          

June 18, 2003      Events Leading to Iraq Invasion

       US administrator for Iraq Paul Bremer concedes in an interview with the Washington Post: “As long as we're here, we are the occupying power. It's a very ugly word, but it's true.” [Washington Post, 6/18/03]
People and organizations involved: Paul Bremer
          

June 26, 2003      Torture in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere

       Amnesty International sends a letter to Paul Bremer, head of the Office of the Coalition Provisional Authority (OCPA). The letter specifically mentions the poor conditions at Abu Ghraib prison and calls attention to a June 13 incident (see June 13, 2003) where one Iraq detainee, Ala' Jassem Sa'ad, was shot dead and seven others were wounded when US soldiers fired into the air during a prisoners' demonstration protesting conditions and broken promises. [Amnesty International, 6/30/2003]
People and organizations involved: Ala' Jassem Sa'ad, Paul Bremer
          

June 28, 2003      Events Leading to Iraq Invasion

       Paul Bremer, the US administrator for Iraq, tells the Washington Post: “I'm not opposed to [self-rule], but I want to do it a way that takes care of our concerns ... In a postwar situation like this, if you start holding elections, the people who are rejectionists tend to win ... It's often the best-organized who win, and the best-organized right now are the former Baathists and to some extent the Islamists.” [Washington Post, 6/27/03]
People and organizations involved: Paul Bremer
          

June 30, 2003      Events Leading to Iraq Invasion

       In a BBC interview, US administrator for Iraq Paul Bremer says, “We are going to fight them and impose our will on them and we will capture or, if necessary, kill them until we have imposed law and order upon this country.” [Guardian, 6/30/03]
People and organizations involved: Paul Bremer
          

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