Pro to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"We have to face the fact the if Iraq does no disarm peacefully, we will have to make a choice. We cannot have it both ways."
Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Jan. 30, 2003
"I think the window on diplomacy is rapidly closing. That's what Secretary Powell indicated yesterday to our members of Congress. So I would just say - content myself with that statement. I don't think I should go beyond it [deadline for preemptive strike on Iraq]."
"Interview: Richard Armitage," ninemsn.com, Mar. 16, 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:
US Deputy Secretary of State, 2001-2005
President, Armitage Associates LC, 1993
Coordinator, Emergency Humanitarian Assistance to the new independent states of the former Soviet Union, 1992-1993
Special Emissary to Jordan's King Hussein, 1991
Presidential Special Negotiator for the Philippines Military Bases Agreement and Special Mediator for Water in the Middle East, 1989-1992
Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, 1983-1993
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia and Pacific Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1981-1983
Senior advisor to the Interim Foreign Policy Board, 1980
Adminstrative Assistant to Senator Robert Dole, 1978
Pentagon consultant, Tehran, Iran, 1975-1976
Four time recipient, Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service
Recipient, Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service
Recipient, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Award for Outstanding Public Service
Recipient, Presidential Citizens Medal
Recipient, Department of State Distinguished Honor Award
U.S. Naval Academy, 1967
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Resigned as U.S. Deputy Secretary of State on Nov. 16, 2004, the day after Powell announced his resignation as U.S. Secretary of State.
Left the post on Feb. 22, 2005, succeeded by Robert Zoellick