George P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow at The Hoover Institution at Stanford University
Pro to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Resolutions adopted by the council to end the Gulf War were explicitly conditioned on Iraq’s agreeing to give up its weapons programs and to comply with other demands. Arguably, the breach by Iraq of those resolutions restored in full force the original authorization by the council for the use of force in 1990. In addition, numerous findings in resolutions, including Resolution 1441, condemned Iraq for violating council resolutions and for egregious breaches of international law, including disregarding fundamental human rights. Saddam Hussein’s regime had also violated other international agreements, including those prohibiting the development of chemical and biological weapons. When these considerations are taken into account, the case for disarming Iraq without further U.N. authorization was strong and widely supported by government lawyers and statesmen."
"On the Legality of Preemption," Hoover Digest, Spring 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:
George P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1994-present
Member, American Bar Association
Member, American Law Institute
Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Member, Council on Foreign Relations
Member, American Arbitration Association
Legal Adviser, US Department of State, 1985-1990
US District Judge, Southern District of New York, 1979-1985
Professor of Law, Columbia University School of Law, 1969-1979
Editor-in-Chief, NYU Law Review, 1965
Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, US Department of State, 1988