Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"The United States should advocate the adoption by the United Nations Security Council of a simple and straightforward resolution requiring that Iraq submit to intrusive inspections anytime, anywhere, with no exceptions, and authorizing all necessary means to enforce it.... [Some] will argue that this approach would give Saddam Hussein a way out because he might agree and then begin the 'cheat-and-retreat' tactics he used during the first inspection regime. And so we must not be deterred. The first time he resorts to these tactics, we should apply whatever means are necessary to change the regime. And the international community must know during the Security Council debate that this will be our policy."
"The Right Way to Change a Regime," New York Times, Global Policy Forum website, Aug. 25, 2002
Experts 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:
Senior Counselor, The Carlyle Group, 1993-present
Senior partner, Baker Botts, LLP, 1993-present
Boardmember, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Boardmember, Princeton University
Iraq Debt Envoy, under President George W. Bush, 2003
White House Chief of Staff and Senior Counselor to the President, 1992-1993
61st US Secretary of State, 1989-1992
67th US Secretary of Treasury and Chairman of the President's Economic Policy Council, 1985-1988
White House Chief of Staff, 1981-1985
US Under Secretary of Commerce, 1975
Practiced law with the Houston firm of Andrews and Kurth, 1957-1975
Recipient, Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1991
Recipient, Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson Award
Recipient, American Institute for Public Service's Jefferson Award
Recipient, Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government Award
Recipient, Department of State's Distinguished Service Award
JD, with honors, University of Texas School of Law at Austin, 1957