Pro to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Saddam Hussein was a threat, yes, because he was trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction. And, yes, we thought that he was - that he had stockpiles, which he did not have...
But it wasn't just weapons of mass destruction. He was also a place -- his territory was a place where terrorists were welcomed, where he paid suicide bombers to bomb Israel, where he had used Scuds against Israel in the past, and so we knew what his intentions were in the region, where he had attacked his neighbors before and, in fact, tried to annex Kuwait, where we'd gone to war against him twice in the past.
It was the total picture, Senator, not just weapons of mass destruction, that caused us to decide that post-September 11th, it was finally time to deal with Saddam Hussein."
Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Jan. 19, 2005
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:
Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy, Hoover Institution
Professor, Political Science, Stanford University
US Secretary of State, 2005-2009
Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor), 2001-2005
Member, Federal Advisory Committee on Gender-Integrated Training in the Military, 1997
Provost, Chief Budget and Academic Officer, Stanford University, 1993-2000
Professor of Political Science, Stanford University, 1993-2000
Director/Senior Director, Soviet and East European Affairs in the National Security Council, 1989-1991
Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, 1989-1991
Associate Professor of Political Science, Stanford University, 1987-1993
Special Assistant to the Director of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, 1986
Assistant Director, Arms Control Program, 1981-1989
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University, 1981-1987
PhD, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver, 1981
MA, Government and International Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1975
BA, Political Science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, University of Denver, 1974
"U.S., World Clearly Are Safer," USA Today, July 16, 2004
Cowritten with Philip D. Zelikow, Germany Unified and Europe Transformed: A Study in Statecraft, 1997
The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army 1948-1983: Uncertain Allegiance, 1984
Senior Fellow, Institute for International Studies
International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Fellow (by courtesy), Hoover Institution
Member, Center for International Security and Arms Control
Founding Boardmember, Center for a New Generation
Former Boardmember, Chevron Corporation
Former Boardmember, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Former Boardmember, University of Notre Dame
Former Boardmember, International Advisory Council of J.P. Morgan
Other past boardmemberships: Transamerica Corporation, Hewlett Packard, the Carnegie Corporation, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the RAND Corporation, the National Council for Soviet and European Studies, the Mid-Peninsula Urban Coalition and KQED
Recipient, School of Humanities and Science Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching, Stanford University, 1993
Recipient, Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stanford University, 1984