Institute Professor of Linguistics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Bush and his administration were telling the [U.N.] security council back in November very openly and directly that the UN will be 'relevant' if it grants us the authority to do what we want, to use force when we want, and if the UN does not grant us that authority it will be irrelevant. It couldn't be clearer.
They said we already have the authority to do anything we want, you can come along and endorse that authorisation or else you're irrelevant. There could not have been a more clear and explicit way of informing the world that we don't care what you think, we'll do what we want."
"Noam Chomsky on the Anti War Movement," The Guardian, Feb. 4, 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:
Institute Professor, Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1976-present
Ferrari P. Ward Professorship of Modern Languages and Linguistics, MIT, 1966-1976
Full Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics (now the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy), MIT 1961-1966
Staff member, MIT, 1955-1961
PhD, Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania, 1955