Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"I believe this coming war is a grave mistake, not because Saddam Hussein does not deserve to be disarmed or driven from power, not because some of our allies object to war, but because Iraq does not pose an imminent threat to the security of the United States. There is no question that the United States has the military might to defeat Saddam Hussein, but we are on much shakier ground when it comes to the question of why this nation, under the current circumstances, is rushing to unleash the horrors of war on the people of Iraq."
"America the Peacemaker Becomes America the Warmonger," U.S. Senate Speech, Mar. 11, 2003
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:
US Senator (D-WV), 1958-2010
Member, Committee on Armed Services
Member, Committee on Rules and Administration
Twice elected President pro tempore of the Senate, 1989-1994 and 2001-2002
Senate Majority Leader, 1987-1988
Senate Minority Leader, 1981-1986
Senate Majority Leader, 1977-1980
Senate Democratic Whip, 1971
Secretary of the Democratic Conference, 1967
Elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates, 1946
Ranking Member, Senate Appropriations Committee, serving twice as Chairman, 1959-present
Named "West Virginian of the 20th Century" by Governor Bob Wise and both Houses of the West Virginia Legislature
JD, cum laude, American University, 1963
BA, summa cum laude, Political Science, Marshall University, 1994
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