Pro to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"The question of state responsibilities in the event that the Security Council fails to grant the requested authorization while doing little to quell the impression that subsequent acts of self-defense against the alleged threat would lack the requisite quantum of legal legitimacy is precisely the issue presented in the case of Iraq in March 2003. Although states generally tailor their conduct to conform with principles of international law, where they perceive, rightly or wrongly, an emergent threat to their survival or their vital interests their propensity is to react without regard to legal ramifications or the potential for condemnation by the international community."
"The Duty to Defend Them: A Natural Law Justification for the Bush Doctrine of Preventive War," Notre Dame Law Review, 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:
Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, 2002-2005
Served at the War Gaming and Simulation Center, National Defense University
Advisor to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Shalikashvili
U.S. Army Reserve, 1995-2001
JD, University of Miami School of Law
LLM, Harvard School of Law
PhD, Northwestern University
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"The Duty to Defend Them: A Natural Legal Justification of the Bush Doctrine of Preventative War," Notre Dame Law Review, 2004