Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Lust for destruction is not policy, no matter how much Pentagon hawks and neoconservative media trumpets may yearn to plow salt into the fields of Iraq. Nor is the piratical proposal that the U.S. 'liberate' Iraq and plunder its great oil reserves to bring 'civilization and democracy' to that benighted nation...
The first question, of course, is why should the U.S. attack and invade Iraq, a nation that has not committed any act of war against America? The rest of the world will rightly see such an act as naked aggression, a return to British and Soviet-style imperialism, and a personal vendetta by George Bush against Saddam Hussein...
There is simply no political benefit for the United States in invading Iraq."
"Iraq Invasion: The Road to Folly," The American Conservative, Oct. 7, 2002
Born in New York City in the 1940s to Henry M. Margolis, a New York businessman, restaurant owner, theatrical producer and investor, and Nexhmie Zaimi, his Albanian born mother who was a journalist and author