Empty Days

Thursday, April 08, 2004



Late-night gloom

More from Belgravia Dispatch - hard facts, judge for yourself:
Anglo-American Discord?

This is interesting:

"The departing British envoy in Baghdad, Sir Jeremy Greenstock, had expressed concerns to his colleagues about Mr. Bremer's style in running postwar Iraq, particularly in closely controlling decision-making with minimal input from Iraqis and other voices, including Sir Jeremy's, said officials who declined to be identified because of the confidential nature of diplomatic communications.

Sir Jeremy served as Britain's ambassador to the United Nations. He has returned to England after a six-month assignment that was very frustrating for him, British officials said. He could not be reached for comment on Monday.

With his departure, Britain effectively downgraded its representation in Baghdad by appointing David Richmond as the senior British representative. Mr. Richmond, a career Foreign Service officer, served in a more junior capacity in Baghdad last year."
Too bad all of this is only coming to light when it's pretty much too late.

There is nothing anyone can do about the headless triumvirate that brought this whole thing about and continues to push its blind will without regard for reality. The tragedy is that it will likely take a total collapse of all things Iraq to break their deadly hold on things. I don't see them listening to reason in any true sense - too arrogant, too deaf to listen.

Colin Powell should shoot himself now, before he has to witness his country go down in a mire of blood and dishonor.

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Dismembering the CPA: an indepth look (slanted and critical, yeah) at who runs this goddam private club. Not funny.





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