Thursday, March 18, 2004
Greg Palast has managed to bag an interview with Iraq's first Pro-Consul, Jay Gardener, for the BBC's excellent Newsnight programme. The Guardian has some of the skinny...
Jay Garner, the US general abruptly dismissed as Iraq's first occupation administrator after a month in the job, says he fell out with the Bush circle because he wanted free elections and rejected an imposed programme of privatisation.
Despite being a protege of Mr Rumsfeld, Gen Garner was the subject of what was alleged to be a White House whispering campaign, describing him as weak.
A year after the invasion, his disclosure of policy differences with the White House highlights the dilemma still faced by the US occupation forces.
US readers can watch Newsnight from the comfort of their own home
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