You have quickly made a positive and significant impact. You have my full support and confidenceEx-Iraq envoy: Bush aware of army plans Sep 04, 2007
We paid a big price for not stopping it because it established an atmosphere of lawlessnessBremer: U.S. had too few troops in Iraq Oct 05, 2004
It's like having a rather large weight lifted off my shouldersBremer has lunch with Bush at White House Jun 30, 2004
We have to listen to our listeners, or they won't listen to usWatercooler Stories Jun 25, 2004
If they ask for him (Saddam Hussein), which I have every reason to believe they will ... we'll turn him over. Legal custody and physical custody can be two separate thingsU.S. mulls how to transfer Saddam Jun 16, 2004
Ambassador Paul Bremer responding to a reporter's question during a Pentagon news briefing on 26 September 2003.
Lewis Paul Bremer III (born September 30, 1941), also nicknamed Jerry Bremer, is an American diplomat. He is most notable for being the U.S. Administrator of Iraq charged with overseeing the reconstruction of Iraq. In his role as head of the Coalition Provisional Authority, he reported primarily to the U.S. Secretary of Defense and exercised authority over Iraq's civil administration. He served in this capacity from May 11, 2003 until limited Iraqi sovereignty was restored on June 28, 2004.
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Bremer was educated at New Canaan Country School and Phillips Academy. Bremer's father was president of the Christian Dior Perfumes Corporation in New York. His mother was a lecturer in art history at the University of Bridgeport. Bremer graduated from Yale University in 1963 and went on to earn an MBA from Harvard University in 1966. He later continued his education at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, where he earned a Certificate of Political Studies (CEP).