Freelance Writer based in New York City and Dubai, UAE
Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Let us not be fooled: The upcoming war against Iraq has nothing to do with the war against terror.
President George W. Bush's war is fueled by two things: bolstering the president's popularity as he attempts to ride on the natural wave of American patriotism unleashed by the criminal attacks of Sept. 11; and a misguided temptation to get more oil out of the Middle East by turning a 'friendly' Iraq into a private American oil pumping station...
Thus far, all the arguments presented for sending American boys and girls into one of the world's most dangerous neighborhoods are half-truths, spurious assumptions and utter nonsense. Washington simply cannot prove the case that Iraq is tied to Al Qaeda."
"Marching into a Trap: Bush's Iraq Adventure is Bound to Backfire," International Herald Tribune, Nov. 1, 2002