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June 4, 2004

BAGnews Cartoon: Dispensing With Authority

You have to appreciate Lakhdar Brahimi’s undiplomatic candor. (It’s the same manner Han Blix displayed in the run-up to the war.) In a political situation characterized by duplicity, here is the (supposedly) key player in the “transfer of power” matter-of-factly referring to Paul Bremer as “the dictator of Iraq.”

Here’s where to find the audio of Brahimi’s NPR interview in which he discusses the Bremer comment, as well as how things played out last week in Baghdad.

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