Pro to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"I don't believe the United Nations would be able to play a central role in Iraq. It has become a de facto ally of Saddam Hussein.
The most basic reason of any country to take military action, self defense, they think that they are under threat from Saddam, there they think that Saddam is planning and is capable of conducting terrorism in the United States, possibly with unconventional weapons and this is a major threat. The United States is faced with this choice, do they see the civilians killed in the tens of thousands in their own cities as they're going on into their own business or are they prepared to use their military, to eliminate this imminent threat to them and end it once and for all by helping the Iraqi people establish democracy now?"
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.
President, Iraqi Governing Council, July 2003-Aug. 2003
Founder and Leader, London-based Iraqi National Congress (INC), 1991
Opened Petra Bank, Amman, Jordan, 1977
Math professor, American University in Beirut
PhD, Mathematics, University of Chicago, 1969
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1965
Phone: 202-338-5517 (Washington, DC); 0181-960-4007 (UK) Fax: None found Email: None found Website: None found
One of nine Iraqi Governing Council members chosen to serve as president for a month of the U.S.-backed, self-ruled body in July 2003
With support from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and more than $10 million of his family's money, Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress (I.N.C.) created an open political opposition movement in northern Iraq, 1993-1996
Petra Bank seized by the Jordanian government in 1989; Chalabi convicted in absentia of embezzlement by a Jordanian court in 1992
Ahmad Chalabi is the son of a wealthy banking family whose grandfather, father and brother held prominent posts in Iraqi governments until Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath Party seized power in 1958