Adjunct Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"We went to war with Iraq because Baghdad was involved in September 11, as senior administration officials recognized. Almost certainly, President George W. Bush does not understand how easy it would be to demonstrate Iraq's involvement in those attacks, even as it is essential that the administration do so. A house divided cannot stand. We cannot expect some employees of the U.S. government, namely our soldiers, to risk life and limb in Iraq while other employees of the same government continue to engage in a posterior-covering exercise that denies to those soldiers, and to the American public, an understanding of why, exactly, we are fighting this war."
"Iraq's Complicity in Terrorism," www.benadorassociates.com, July 27, 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:
Adjunct Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Former Staff Member, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Consultant on terrorism, Departments of Defense and Energy
Media Consultant for ABC News, BBC, and Newsweek Magazine
Publisher of subscription internet list service, "Iraq News"
Vice-President, Information for Democracy, a Washington-based organization
Staff writer, National Review
Advisor on Iraq to the 1992 Clinton Presidential campaign
Associate Professor, Strategy Department, U.S. Naval War College, 1991-1992
Assistant Professor, Political Science Department, Harvard University, 1985-1990
PhD, Government, Harvard University, 1985
BA, Cornell University, 1976
Studied Arabic at the American University of Cairo