Former National Security Advisor to President Clinton
Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Going into Iraq, the Bush administration believed that most of our allies would get on board if we made it clear that the train would leave without them. It also believed that we did not need the legitimacy UN authorization and involvement would have bestowed. Those theories did not stand up to reality. Washington's failure to gain the support of capable allies (France, Germany, and Turkey, rather than, say, the Marshall Islands) vastly increased the human, financial, and strategic costs of the war and has threatened the success of the occupation."
"Foreign Policy for a Democratic President," Foreign Affairs, May/June 2004
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:
Chairman, Stonebridge International LLC, an international strategic advisory firm based in Washington, DC.
National Security Adviser to President Clinton, 1997-2000
Deputy National Security Adviser, 1993-1996
Deputy Director of the State Department's Policy Planning Staff, 1977-1980
Senior Adviser to Lehman Brothers
International Strategic Adviser to the law firm of Hogan & Hartson