Senior Reporter and National Security Correspondent at the Washington Independent
Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"The Iraq War is the biggest strategic mistake of our lifetimes. It needs to be brought to an end for the sake of Iraqi people, for the sake of American national security,
for the sake of the ultimate, total, and final destruction of Al Qaeda. The distraction that is the Iraq War from the War on Terror and America's strategic interests in the Middle East and at home needs to be brought to an end."
"Spencer Ackerman: My Ideas," On Day One website video [as transcribed by ProCon.org], May 6, 2008