Pro to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"I knew that, much as they might desire its [Saddam Hussein's regime] removal, the people of Iraq were not, and for the foreseeable future would not be, in a position to remove it by themselves. And for that reason, I supported an American invasion whose ostensible objective was to remove this vicious dictatorship, knowing full well, that Saddam Husayn [sic] owed his own survival throughout the 1980s to the support of an American administration which included such knights in shining armour as George Bush senior and his good friends Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. Perhaps I was naive, but I could see no other way of removing Saddam Husayn."
"Iraq After the US Invasion," International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World News Letter, Dec. 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:
Professor of History, University of Utah, 1997-present
Invited speaker, Inauguration Ceremony, Iraq Memory Foundation, Washington DC, 2005
Invited to review Middle East Program, University of Wisconsin, 2005
Reviewer, Graduate Student Fulbright Proposals, Washington DC, 2004
Reviewer, US Education Department, Research and Teaching Projects Related to the Contemporary Middle East, 2004
Visiting Fellow, All Souls' College, Oxford, 2003
Reviewer, Multi-Country Regional Research Fellowship Program, Council of American Overseas Research Centers, Smithsonian Institution, 2002
Director, Middle East Center, University of Utah, 1994-2000
Lecturer in Modern Middle Eastern History, Durham University, 1993
Visiting Professor, History Department, University of California at Berkeley, 1992
Visiting Professor, History Department, and Gibb Memorial Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, 1991-1992
Lecturer in Modern Middle Eastern History, Durham University, 1974-1993
DPhil, Oxford University, 1973
MA, Cambridge University, 1970
MA, Oxford University, 1970
BA, Arabic and History, Cambridge University, 1966