Founding President of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity
Pro to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Under normal circumstances, I might have joined those peace marchers who, here and abroad, staged public demonstrations against an invasion of Iraq...
And yet, this time I support President Bush's policy of intervention to eradicate international terrorism, which, most civilized nations agree, is the greatest threat facing us today. Bush has placed the Iraqi war into that context; Saddam Hussein is the ruthless leader of a rogue state to be disarmed by whatever means is necessary if he does not comply fully with the United Nations' mandates to disarm. If we fail to do this, we expose ourselves to terrifying consequences...
What it comes down to is this: We have a moral obligation to intervene where evil is in control. Today, that place is Iraq."
"War Is Always Horrible," The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Mar. 16, 2003