Finally .. Bremer talks about why quotas disbanding of the army in Iraq Saturday 4/9
Finally .. Bremer talks about why quotas disbanding of the army in Iraq
Saturday 09-04-2016 | 2:19:45
Twilight News / said the former US administrator in Iraq, Paul Bremer, said that the sectarian quotas was an option made an emergency landing inevitable, considering that the country has seen "many achievements" after the US invasion in 2003.
In an interview with Al-Jazeera, said Bremer, that the sectarian quotas in Iraq "is unfortunate," but stressed that this option was made an emergency landing because of the legacy of Saddam Hussein's regime, which "destroyed the social fabric" and the foundations of his rule, depending on the year in the centers of power.
Bremer defended on the outcome of the post-US invasion of Iraq, and said that the country has witnessed six organize elections and a referendum, and I knew for the first time in history, four peaceful transitions of power, as it was agreed that a new constitution for the country.
He said that democracy requires a long time, and stressed that it is normal that the Iraqi people face difficulties in consolidating its democracy.
He spoke Bremer's decision to disband the Iraqi army and said that it was after the approval of former President George W. Bush. Bush, during a meeting of the National Security Council on 13 May 2003, pointing out that Bush was thought that he could postpone the decision for some time.
Bremer responded that the statements made by the island's former US ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, in which he said that the proclamation dissolving the Iraqi army from Baghdad was not subject to careful discussion in Washington.
On the other hand, Bremer said he maintained the state institutions in Iraq, and said that all ministries were fully functioning.
It is noteworthy that Bremer was the US administrator in Iraq in the period from 2003 to the summer of 2004, and attributed to him, including a series of decisions to solve the Iraqi army and Baath Party institutions, and that caused the entry of the country's spiral of violence that claimed hundreds of thousands of victims.