Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Please return your Medal of Freedom Mr. Bremer
But that project was stopped abruptly in late May by L. Paul Bremer, the U.S. administrator in Iraq, who ordered the demobilization of Iraq's entire army, including largely apolitical conscripts.
Jerry Bremer is a diplomat, a philanthropist, a businessman, and a fashion pioneer. (Laughter.) Everyone knows the Bremer look -- coat, dress shirt and tie, and desert combat boots. (Laughter.)
The Iraqi government issued a plea on Wednesday to former junior officers in Saddam Hussein's military who were sacked by the U.S. occupiers after his fall to return to the army as it battles a fierce Sunni Arab insurgency.