Major General Tim Cross - who was attached to the Office for Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (Orha
) set up by the US to manage the aftermath - told the official inquiry into the conflict that the preparations were "woefully thin".
's Garner intended to hand power to a sovereign Iraqi government within 90 days of the invasion, but he quickly was replaced by Bremer, who had a far more ambitious agenda.
the coordinator of the Project, from the ORHA
planning team by Secretary
gives military list of 16 sites to secure when Baghdad falls.
After being signed in and turning over medical records I was quickly introduced to the ORHA
"If it's just, ha ha he fell over, orha
ha someone's banged their forehead, it's not that funny.
It relates the well-meaning but inept efforts of retired general Jay Garner, head of the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA
), who, along with a band of fishing buddies and fellow retired generals, was assigned initial responsibility for managing Iraq after the fall of Saddam but was given next to no instructions from Washington and a pathetic budget.
The CFLCC (Coalition Forces Land Component Command) military headquarters in Iraq, and the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA
), General Garner's predecessor to the CPA (Coalition Provisional Authority), all issued proclamations: and the CPA's Transitional Administrative Law (TAL), in article 27, specifically prohibited militias not under the command structure of the Iraqi government.
And Jay Garner, head of the newly created Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA
)--which later became the Coalition Provisional Authority overseeing postwar Iraq--was told to simply ignore the Future of Iraq project (Rieff 2003, 32; Fallows 2004a, 72; Moens 2004, 197).
20, 2003, under the direction of President George W Bush, the Pentagon set up the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA
I'm back from my deployment to Iraq as the first Comptroller of the Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA
) under LtGen (R) Jay Garner, and then the Office of Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) under Ambassador Paul Bremer.
Reconstruction of civil infrastructure and humanitarian construction in support of the Iraqi people were to be accomplished by civilian contractors under the supervision of the coalition's Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA