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This week on After Words, Ambassador L. Paul Bremer discusses serving as the Administrator of the Provisional Authority in Iraq after the American invasion in his new memoir "My Year in Iraq: The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope." Ambassador Bremer was named presidential envoy to Iraq on May 6, 2003, by President Bush. For fourteen months, he was responsible for rebuilding Iraq’s economy, creating a democratic political system, and dealing with security threats while running a country of twenty-five million people. He is interviewed by Jim Hoagland, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and senior foreign correspondent for the Washington Post.