Newspaper in Bangladesh Writes of Ambassador Paul Bremer's Remarks at DePauw
October 27, 2004October 27, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - "The controversy surrounding number of troops being inadequate in Iraq got started when Paul Bremer gave a speech in mid-September at DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana," notes an editorial published in today's edition of the Independent of Dhaka, Bangladesh. "Bremer said that he raised his concerns about inadequate troop levels a number of times within the administration, however, the Bush Administration turned a deaf ear to his plea for more solders. [In] hindsight, he now says that he should have been 'even more insistent' on getting more soldiers in Iraq to get the job done. The media practically ignored that speech by Bremer. Then Bremer gave another speech on October 4, 2004, to an insurance conference in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia," which drew attention to the comments he made a few weeks before at DePauw.
Read the complete editorial online by clicking here. Access an account of Ambassador Bremer's September 16 Ubben Lecture at DePauw, complete with video and audio clips, here. View clips of television coverage of the DePauw Bremer speech here, and learn how his remarks on campus became front page news in the Washington Post and New York Times here and here.Back