Jim Lobe, JD Biography
||Journalist and Washington Bureau Chief at the Inter Press Service News Agency
||Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Not only are the much-touted WMD [weapons of mass destruction] still to be found, but there is still no proof of ties between Iraq and al Qaeda or Iraqi knowledge of or complicity in the Sept. 11 attacks... If that were not embarrassing enough, Washington still has around 150,000 troops in Iraq... with all expenses to be paid by the U.S. taxpayer. So why are we in this handbasket? Is it the result of grave errors of judgment or part of a neoconservative master plan? How could they have brought the nation headlong into the face of disaster?... The degree to which they helped twist the intelligence about Iraq has become increasingly clear."
"Post-war Iraq: Quagmire or Master Plan?" AlterNet, June 24, 2003
|Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the US - Iraq conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the US - Iraq conflict.
|Involvement and Affiliations:
||Member, Board of Advisors, Foreign Policy in Focus, 2001-present
Journalist and Washington Bureau Chief, Inter Press Service News Agency (IPS-News), 1980-1985, 1989-present
Lecturer, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, 2005
Defense Attorney, Project of the New American Century, Brussells Tribunal, Brussels, 2004
Lecturer, Institute of American Affairs, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China
Lecturer, New York University, University of San Francisco, American University, Wesleyan University, Union College, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
Recipient, IPS Award for Excellence in Independent Journalism, 2003, 2004
||JD, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, 1974
BA, History, Magna Cum Laude, Williams College, 1970