Ref No67874
Alt Ref No67874
Artist or CreatorSteve Bell
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published byThe Guardian
Date13 Nov 2003
Embedded text or transcriptBremer - I want an exit strategy or you're on your way out!!
Person DepictedBush; George Walker (1946-)
Bremer; Lewis Paul "Jerry" (1941-)
NotesNews: "The Bush administration has blocked compensation for US soldiers captured and tortured during the first Gulf war, arguing that the money was now needed for Iraq's reconstruction, veterans' lawyers said on Monday.
Seventeen former prisoners of war were awarded nearly $ 1bn in compensatory and punitive damages by a US federal court in July. The awards were supposed to have been paid out of $ 1.7bn in seized Iraqi assets, but the administration stepped in to prevent them receiving the money on the grounds that it had been confiscated from the Iraqi government in March and was therefore the property of the US government. The civilian head of the US-run occupation in Iraq, Paul Bremer, testified in the case with a sworn statement: "These funds are critical to maintaining peace and stability in Iraq. Restricting these funds as a result of this litigation would affect adversely the ability of the United States to achieve security and stability in the region. ..." The Guardian
News: "...The current security problems are now compounded by the political row over how to hand power over to the Iraqis, which brought the US administrator Paul Bremer rushing back for emergency consultations at the White House. Open impatience is being voiced in the US administration with the Iraqi Governing Council - which it appointed - while council members complain they are not being given credible authority. .." The Guardian
SubjectsPresidents USA
Iraq War 2003
post-war occupation
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