L. Paul Bremer III
Former special ambassador in charge of the anti-terrorist struggle during the Reagan Administration and chairman of public relations office Kissinger Associates, L. Paul Bremer III was the American administrator of Baghdad and author of My Year in Iraq: The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope.
The book I just wrote about my experience in Iraq has prompted a debate. I want to talk about the lessons I got from that American experience:
To compensate Iraq for the damages suffered during decades of tyranny was not easy and I made mistakes. I entrusted the base-removal strategy to the Iraqis and they turned it into a political instrument. We focused on long-term reconstruction goals whereas we should have begun by improving the daily lives of the Iraqi population. I should have (...)