For Immediate Release
May 7, 2003
President Bush appointed Ambassador Bremer as Presidential Envoy to Iraq, an important next step forward in Iraq's long-term transition to democracy and prosperity that completes the senior U.S. management team.
Bremer will oversee Coalition reconstruction efforts and the process by which the Iraqi people build the institutions and governing structures to guide their future.
Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. Our coalition is now engaged in securing and reconstructing that country. The United States and our allies have prevailed, and because of this our nation and the Middle East are more secure, a tyrant has fallen and Iraq is now free.
Difficult work lies ahead in Iraq:
Saddam Hussein is no more. The terrorists can no longer find a source of funding or weapons of mass destruction from the Saddam Hussein regime, because that regime is gone forever.