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Latest update : 2014-06-20

Paul Bremer, Former US administrator in Iraq

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, former US special envoy to Iraq Paul Bremer defends his record following the 2003 invasion, but admits there were problems with policies "based on the wrong assumption".

Speaking to FRANCE 24’s Douglas Herbert from Washington, DC, Bremer puts up a strong – at times pugnacious – defence of the US decision to ban the ruling Baath Party and disband the Iraqi army in the immediate aftermath of the invasion. Critics charge that these two decisions set the stage for the crisis currently gripping Iraq.

By Douglas HERBERT

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2016-06-22 Guatemala

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