Official Charged With Reconstructing Iraq Overwhelmed By Kitchen Remodeling

For more than a year, L. Paul “Jerry” Bremer was the Bush administration official in charge of the multi-billion dollar reconstruction of Iraq. It was a disaster. Yesterday’s Washington Post helps explain the problem. Bremer is overwhelmed by the prospect of remodeling his kitchen:

“It works, but I don’t have a decent stove,” Bremer says. “There’s a lot that argues for doing the kitchen over, but I don’t look forward to three months with it in an uproar.”

This is the guy Bush picked to lead a multi-billion dollar effort to rebuild an entire country.