Professor in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley
Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"...[F]aced with the prospect of running for reelection on the record of an increasingly unpopular and inconclusive war, the administration, shielded by as many international forces as it can muster, may be tempted to take the equivalent of Senator George Aitken's long-ago advice about Vietnam: Declare victory and go home.
As one who argued strenuously against invading Iraq, I find this prospect particularly troubling to contemplate. Having invaded and occupied Iraq, and unleashed a horde of political demons there, the United States faces a number of extremely difficult choices, one of the worst of which is precipitous withdrawal."
"Iraq: How to Not Win a War," New York Review of Books, Sep. 25, 2003