"Sanchez: Bernie Kerik’s time in Iraq was ‘a waste of time and effort.’"
In an interview with the New York Daily News, the former top U.S. commander in Iraq, retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, said former NYC Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik’s efforts to train Iraqi police in 2003 were “a waste of time and effort.” Kerik, who was once nominated by President Bush to be the Secretary of Homeland Security, served as the interim minister of interior in Iraq for roughly 90 days. During that time, Sanchez said Kerik focused more on “conducting raids and liberating prostitutes” than training the Iraqis. Sanchez himself has also been criticized for his performance in Iraq, especially his handling of the Abu Ghraib scandal. (HT: TPMmuckraker)