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[casi-analysis] questions regarding two new US folks in charge

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Does anyone have any more information about these two fellows?

Bremer named Michael P. Fleischer Director of Private Sector Development for
the Coalition Provisional Authority on March 13. As Director, Mr. Fleischer
will lead a team focused on developing Iraq’s private sector economy and
attracting private foreign investment – thereby continuing with the plan of
privatization.Before his tenure at CPA, Mr. Fleischer took a leave of
absence from Bogen Communications International, Inc., where he has been
President and a member of the Board of Directors since 1997. Before becoming
President of Bogen Communications International, Mr. Fleischer was President
of Ekco/Glaco, Ltd., served as a member of the Board of Directors of Alliant
Techsystems, Inc. and President of Active Management Group, Inc., a firm he
co-founded in 1990, which turns around troubled companies, and provides
leadership for firms facing other difficult transitions. Mr. Fleischer
received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1985 and a B.A. from
Colgate University in 1978 (Source: CPA press release). His previous
experience in Iraq: zero.

Bremer also recently appointed Robert C. Gross as a senior adviser to the
Iraqi Ministry of Labor and Social Services. Gross would, in Bremer’s words,
help “to implement modern labor laws, increase employment and help provide
social services to Iraqis.”  Once again – are ‘modern laws’ defined by the
CPA’s standard of forcing open the Iraqi economy?



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written on a wall on a street in a South American city, and mentioned by
Eduardo Galeano.


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