An interesting convergence between two posts from yesterday, one with a link tearing apart the Washington Post’s Baghdad chief, the other talking about Iraqi reactions to Paul Bremer’s farewell speech to Iraq.
The Baghdad chief had a piece in the Washington Post today saying that the speech never happened. Bold is mine.
When he left Iraq on Monday after surrendering authority to an interim government, it was with a somber air of exhaustion. There was no farewell address to the Iraqi people, no celebratory airport sendoff. Instead of a festive handover ceremony on Wednesday, the date set for the transfer, an improvised event occupied five minutes on a Monday morning.
Lebanon’s Daily Star confirms there was a speech.
Truly a great day for the Washington Post