Lecturer and Fellow of Trinity College at Cambridge University
Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"...the war on Iraq was launched on the basis of deceit, with claims about weapons used to provide the justification for an invasion that was already settled policy. The fact that there appears to have been no extensive programme for the development of these weapons, nor the stockpiling of large quantities of those weapons, should indicate how British policy towards Iraq was misguided in its overt purpose and misleading in its presentation [for war]... The claims about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, however, and its threat to international security, all turned out to be false. Britain was misled into a war on no valid legal or security grounds. The central issue at stake is not whether one individual lied or not. It is the absence of truth that has to be accounted for. To take a country into war on the basis of a series of manufactured falsehoods throws the whole credibility of government authority into question."
"The Absence of Truth – Government Propaganda and the War on Iraq" Traprock Peace Center, July 3, 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:
Lecturer and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge University, England
Member, Cambridge Solidarity with Iraq
PhD, Political and Legal Rhetoric in the Arab Middle East, University of Cambridge