Thursday, October 09, 2003

Troubles in River City

What, I've been wondering, happened to the complaints by Tribune Bremer-appointed Iraq Governing Council's about his awarding reconstruction contracts to American firms, when local firms stood ready to do the work? Well, silly me, I should have known. The same thing that happened to the Council's complaints about training Iraq policemen in Jordan; and the latest outrage, his bringing Turkish troops into Iraq as "peacekeepers."
What happened to these complaints, you ask? They were buried--Bremer refused to allow the Council to publish its complaints about them.

Please, just for a moment, imagine how it felt to be in Vichy France in 1943. The only thing missing is jackboots. But of course we have night-vision goggles.

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