Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"...[W]hile the war cost estimates vary widely, they suggest that potentially the United States might find itself incurring staggering costs (Dobbs, 2002). The United States had much international support during the Gulf War. Coalition members contributed about 90% of the costs. However, unless things change drastically, a war with Iraq would not have this sort of support.
Many allies have made it clear that they are not in favor of a preemptive strike. Germany and Saudi Arabia, among the largest cash and in-kind contributors to the Gulf War, have indicated their opposition to an invasion. Unless the situation changes drastically, the United States can expect in addition to the costs of homeland security and terrorism-related foreign aid, to pay for most of the Iraq war as well as reconstruction."
"Financing Wars on Terrorism and Iraq," Strategic Insights, Jan. 2003
Experts PhD's, JD's (lawyers), Judges, Members of Congress, Ambassadors, Consulate Generals, heads of government, Cabinet-level positions, military generals/admirals, Chief Weapons Inspectors, members of legislative bodies with significant involvement in, or related to, the US - Iraq conflict. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School
Associate Chairman of Instruction, Department of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School
Former Adviser to the governments of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Panama, Jamaica, and Mexico
Former Development Economist, Stanford Research Institute, University of Santa Clara
Former Faculty Member, University of California at Davis