Former Supreme Allied Commander of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)
Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"[Saddam Hussein] didn't have an imminent threat to use weapons of mass destruction or use them against us. There just wasn't as imminent reason to divert attention from terrorism to go after Iraq. There was no reason to do that, but this administration chose to do it. It was a mistake."
Interview with Tim Russert on NBC's Meet the Press, Jan. 4, 2004
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:
Senior Fellow, Burkle Center for International Relations, International Institute, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 2006-present
Distinguished Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Trustee, Center for American Progress
Boardmember, International Crisis Group
Board Chair, City Year Little Rock
Boardmember, National Endowment for Democracy
United Nations Task Force Member, United States Institute of Peace
Advisory Boardmember, General Accountability Office
Democratic Presidential Candidate, 2004
Supreme Allied Commander of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), 1997-2000
Four-Star General, US Army, 1966-2000
Commander-in-Chief, US Southern Command, 1996-1997
Director of Strategic Plans and Policy, J-5, in the Joint Staff, 1994-1996
Served in the military in Vietnam, 1969-1970
Recipient: Presidential Medal of Freedom, State Department Distinguished Service Award, US Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal (five awards), US Army Distinguished Service Medal (two awards), Silver Star, Bronze Star (two awards), Purple Heart, and Honorary Knighthoods from the British and Dutch governments
MA, US Army Command and General Staff College, Kansas, 1975
MA, Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Oxford University, 1968 (Rhodes Scholar)