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Jay Garner
Iraq four years on
Iraq four years on

Stephen Sackur talks to Jay Garner, Director of the Office for Reconstruction and Development in Iraq, 2003.

In 2003 Jay Garner was selected to lead the post-war reconstruction efforts in Iraq.

He was regarded as a natural choice by the Bush administration given his earlier similar role in the north of the country.

His aim was for Iraqis to hold elections within 90 days and for the U.S. to pull troops quickly out of the cities to a desert base.

But four years on, Iraqis want the coalition troops out of their country, they live in fear of sectarian violence and many feel they were better off under Saddam.

As politicians blame each other for the way things have turned out, Stephen Sackur talks to Jay Garner about his part in the process.

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