Now Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Even though I approved of Afghanistan and opposed Iraq from the beginning, I still resent that I was not asked or given the opportunity to support those soldiers."
"Bill Clinton Tells Iowans He Opposed Iraq from Start," www.washingtonpost.com, Nov. 28, 2007
[Editor's Note: Prior to Bill Clinton's Nov. 28, 2007 Con position statement made above, his position was Pro the US attack on Iraq as indicated in his June 28, 2004 statement below.]
"You know, I have repeatedly defended President Bush against the left on Iraq, even though I think he should have waited until the U.N. inspections were over...
After 9/11, let's be fair here, if you had been President, you'd think, Well, this fellow bin Laden just turned these three airplanes full of fuel into weapons of mass destruction, right? Arguably they were super-powerful chemical weapons. Think about it that way. So, you're sitting there as President, you're reeling in the aftermath of this, so, yeah, you want to go get bin Laden and do Afghanistan and all that. But you also have to say, Well, my first responsibility now is to try everything possible to make sure that this terrorist network and other terrorist networks cannot reach chemical and biological weapons or small amounts of fissile material. I've got to do that...
That's why I supported the Iraq thing. There was a lot of stuff unaccounted for."
"His Side of the Story," TIME magazine, June 28, 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:
Founder, William J. Clinton Foundation
Member, Advisory Board, International Aids Trust
UN Special Envoy to Haiti, 2009
UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, 2005-2007
Co-founder Scholarship Fund (with US Senator Bob Dole), Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, 2001
42nd President of the United States, 1993-2001
Governor of Arkansas, 1979-1981, 1983-1992
Former Chair, Democratic Leadership Council, 1990
Attorney General for Arkansas, 1976-1978
Former Law Professor, University of Arkansas, 1973-1976
Helped to manage presidential candidate George McGovern's Texas campaign, 1972
JD, Yale University, 1973
Oxford University, 1968-1972 (Rhodes Scholarship)
BSFS, Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1968