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Bremer: Iraq better off without Hussein

March 20th, 2013
04:13 PM ET

Former U.S. Administrator in Iraq Paul Bremer talks to Max Foster on the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.

Text: Islamists claim responsibility for Iraq anniversary attacks


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  1. reo

    well Mr. Bremer you are right about cell phones , internet, may be about water which i don't remember we had problems regarding it, but about electricity i don't think, i'm positive you are wrong, In 1991 when america bombed saddam hussein and baghdad they hit all the facilities concerned with power generation, saddam whom i don't love (just to mention it) was able to restore and repair electricity in 2 months, not 2 years only 2 months to their full power, meanwhile the so called america puppets (iraqi politicians) and the us government for 10 whole years couldn't do or wouldn't do what saddam was capable of doing in 2 months, you will say the us don't have to, but the reason say when you broke Iraq and every facility in it in 2003, you were obligated to restore it, instead of that you destroyed it, and what a beautiful place Iraq is now. I hope that you visit Iraq today and go walk in the streets of baghdad without your God damned us army and you will see the true affiction that iraqi people have for you, i think this affiction and hatred to you and to the us is a million time more than that they have it to saddam hussein. well thank you very much about cell phones thanks alot about the net, thank you very much about your stupid freedom and liberation, my father was killed by a bomb in 2007 . i lost my father to get cell phone !!!!!!!!????? cell phones, internet = a father ... i hope and hope every day that you and your presidents go to hell and tortured for the misery you brought to iraq. you say that every iraqi i had met he had his relatives killed or tortured by saddam, i didn't have anyone lost or killed in saddam hussein era, but now i have , now there is 10 times people dead than in saddam hussein era . burn in hell you monster, burn in hell God damned america..

    March 23, 2013 at 4:30 am | Reply
  2. muaiad Mustafa

    Good Day Mr. Bremer,

    I confirm with my whole Feeling & Reason, that the USA cleaned an area from the dirtiest Racialist, Reactionary, Unreasoned, Dictator, Killer of kids, mass Murderer and religious fanatical man who's called the Hero of Arabs! Only "I" as a Kurd, know: what is Bath-Religious-Nationalism? I would tell you kindly, the way of Democracy and welfare society is highly difficult, but USA would help Iraqis and Iraqis should learn? I have as a kurd learnt how to resist and to say "No" not only for my freedom but for other poor ethnicities and religious groups too.

    My best wishes to Mr Bremer and the allies who trashed Saddam.

    March 23, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Reply
  3. GOD BLESS AMERICA- A proud American

    Only a person with low IQ like Bremer and people like him would say something like that. this claim is made by another genius who wants to prove to himself before anyone that all the wise irrational decisions he made were correct; by the way i am an American from Iraqi origins but i consider myself a proud American.

    1- After 10 years Iraq still lacks any infrastructure (electricity, Water, Roads), Iraq revenues from selling oil is over 700 billions since 2003 and yet the country is still living in the dark ages.
    2- Security is a bit better than 05-07 but its not stable and everything can go to hell in any minute
    3- we have replaced a dictator with no threat to the US, as a matter of fact he was our buffer zone against the religious fanatics in Iran with another who is loyal to Iran.
    4- The most important question for me is ???? WHO PAID FOR THIS WAR ??? WHO GAVE THE MOST CASUALTIES IN THIS WAR ????
    the answer is simple : US AMERICANS and it saddens me to say that every other country no matter how small or big is doing business in Iraq and securing all these contracts and US companies can not compete in that Arena because of the code of ethics and news flash to all of you jobless Americans .... companies from countries who stood again going to Iraq are getting all that sweet money which suppose to come to us Americans. just to name few ...Russia, China, Turkey, Iran , Syria and the list goes on.
    5- Wake up Iraq is an Islamic state and its running by religious fundamentalists .... so all of you talking about women rights... women are way more abused and suppressed and 95% of population now are forced to wear hijab a scene that was not common before the war (at least in Baghdad)
    6- Iraq education is down the drain while Iraq used to have one of the best education systems and talents
    7- should we talk about corruption ??? i think i will leave it you to dig and check official lists issued by the UN on the most corrupted countries in the world ... hint Iraq is the one before last on the last report i checked and by now it may even become the last one.

    Again, Implementing fake democracy and freedom of speech is not enough!! Mr. Bremer,.... as an American i want to see Iraqi money coming to us instead of our enemies at least after all the billions and casualties we lost in that swamp.

    I thank everyone who took the time to read what i had to say whether agree or disagree with me.

    March 24, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Reply
  4. Dan

    Here you go people, Paul (the Jew) Bremer will now convince you of this new made paradise called Iraq. Hussein might have been a dictator and ruled with an iron fist, and so what? Hey America, why not invade North Korea next. You won't cause they would have nuked you back to the stone age.

    March 25, 2013 at 6:11 am | Reply

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