4,990. 4/24/2003

“On April 24 [2003], just three days after [Director of the Office for Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance Jay] Garner arrived in Baghdad [Iraq], [Secretary of Defense Donald] Rumsfeld called him to say that President Bush had decided to name L. Paul Bremer, a former State Department counterterrorism official and veteran diplomat, to be the chief American official in Baghdad.”

 – Todd S. Purdum and The New York Times Staff, A Time of Our Choosing, Page 236

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