Bremer Arrives in Basra The new U.S. civilian administrator for Iraq arrives in Basra, accompanied by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Richard Myers. A longtime State Department official, Paul Bremer replaces retired Gen. Jay Garner in overseeing Iraq's reconstruction. Bremer's arrival comes a day after Barbara Bodine, in charge of governing central Iraq, leaves her post. Hear NPR's Guy Raz.
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New Civilian Administrator for Iraq Arrives in Basra

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New Civilian Administrator for Iraq Arrives in Basra

New Civilian Administrator for Iraq Arrives in Basra

New Civilian Administrator for Iraq Arrives in Basra

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The new U.S. civilian administrator for Iraq arrives in Basra, accompanied by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Richard Myers. A longtime State Department official, Paul Bremer replaces retired Gen. Jay Garner in overseeing Iraq's reconstruction. Bremer's arrival comes a day after Barbara Bodine, in charge of governing central Iraq, leaves her post. Hear NPR's Guy Raz.

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