Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"In responding to cost-based criticisms of the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Bush Administration argues that one does not go to war on the basis of calculations by bean counters. After all, Franklin Roosevelt did not wait to respond to Pearl Harbor until his budget analysts could assay the costs and benefits. But, with Iraq, America had a choice of whether and when to attack. If there ever was a 'project' that should have been subject to careful scrutiny from all perspectives – including the economics – this was it."
Cowritten with Linda Bilmes, "Encore: Iraq Hemorrhage," The Milken Institute Review, Fourth Quarter, 2006
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:
University Professor, Columbia University
Co-founder and Executive Director, Initiative for Policy Dialogue
Chairman, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University
Chairman, Management Board and Director of Graduate Summer Programs, Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester
Honorary Member, Board of Directors, Center for Global Development
Executive Director and Co-Founder, Initiative for Policy Dialogue
Member, International Panel on Climate Control (Steering Committee, Working Party 3)
Chairman, US Delegation, OECD Minesterial, 1996
Member, US Delegation, G-7 Jobs Summit France, 1996