A President, Viceroy, Governor Or Sheriff? a Look at Jay Garner, the U.S. General and Defense Contractor Slated to Oversee Post-War Iraq

April 08, 2003


"President, viceroy, governor, sheriff. It is difficult to know what to call Jay Garner, the retired US general who will run Iraq if and when Saddam Hussein is deposed"

"The 'call me Jay' 64-year-old would prefer 'coordinator of civilian administration'. That’s the bland description of his job heading the Office for Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance, the Pentagon agency preparing to govern Iraq’s 23 million people in the aftermath of war, provide humanitarian support and administer the lucrative business of reconstruction."

Those are the opening lines of a recent piece titled in part "Man Who Would be King of Iraq’ that appeared in the London Observer.

We are joined today by the author, Oliver Morgan.

  • Oliver Morgan, reporter with the Guardian and Observer newspapers.