Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"It is from the perspective of 10 years on the Intelligence Committee that I rise in opposition to this resolution [authorizing military force against Iraq] on national security grounds. The clear and present danger that our country faces is terrorism. I say flat out that unilateral use of force without first exhausting every diplomatic remedy and other remedies and making a case to the American people will be harmful to our war on terrorism."
"Unilateral Use of Force Will Be Harmful to the War on Terrorism," Speech delivered on the House floor, Oct. 10, 2002
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:
Speaker, US House of Representatives (D-CA), 2006-present
House Minority Leader, 2002-2007
House Minority Whip, 2001-2002
Member, US House of Representatives, 1987-present
Former Senior Member, Appropriations Committee
Former Member, Intelligence Committee
Former Member, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence