Pro to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"...I appreciate your colleagues who offered their lives on the land of Iraq, and I tell you that Iraqis will never forget these sacrifices because they have really participated in ridding Iraq of dictatorship, one of the ugliest regimes that the region has known. And we are happy to be partners in this holy task of fighting terrorism and establishing democracy.
Iraq, because of what you have offered, because of what your sons have offered, your families have offered, has now moved from dictatorship to democracy; from oppression, torture chambers, chemical weapons, and now into a state of freedom, liberty and partnership; from depravation and absolute poverty, into the condition where we now are looking forward to economic prosperity, because Iraq is a rich country, and the previous regime has wasted all the wealth of Iraq in his adventures...
And we are confident that we will succeed, because you, and people like you are helping us to confront terrorism -- terrorism that is spreading in our land -- with foreign support."
"Remarks by President Bush and PM Mailiki at Lunch with Military Personnel and Families," 2006 Press Releases, Embassy of the U.S., Baghdad, July 26, 2006
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:
First State Prime Minister of Iraq, May 20, 2006-present
Member, Iraqi Constitutional Drafting Committee
Former Deputy Leader, Islamic Dawa Party
Former Acting Interior Minister of Iraq
Leader, Security Committee, Transitional National Assembly, 2005
Deputy Speaker, Interim National Assembly, 2004-2005
Spokesman of the Dawa party and its representative on the de-Ba'athification Commission, 2003
Former Editor-in-chief of al-Mawkif, a newspaper issued by the Dawa party in Syria