Research Fellow for Peace and Security at the Institute for Policy Studies
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"The US occupation of Iraq is the cause of, not the solution to, the violence and the mounting deaths that followed the invasion. During the recent fighting led by Muqtada al-Sadr in Najaf, as in countless other battles inside Iraq, authorities in Washington have misread the military and political situation. The Bush Administration uses the fighting as justification for the continued presence of foreign military forces. Yet it is precisely the presence of foreign military forces that is a major cause of the instability. Ending the US occupation by bringing the troops home now is a first step toward ending Iraq's nightmare."
"Top 10 Reasons for the US to Get Out of Iraq," The Nation, Sep. 24, 2004