Former Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (UK)
Pro to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"In weighing up the pros and cons of military intervention, we have to balance the agonising loss of innocent life against the consequences of a failure to act. In Sierra Leone, Kosovo and Afghanistan we made this fateful calculation and decided to act.
We are approaching the moment when the UN will have to make the same calculation in respect of Iraq. Today I have tried to set out the disturbing outcome of a failure to act decisively to secure Iraq’s disarmament. For the sake of the Iraqi people, long-term stability in the Middle East, the credibility of the UN, and the cause of international law and collective security it is a challenge we must confront."
Speech, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Feb. 11, 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:
Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor, United Kingdom (UK), 2007-2010
UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 2001-2007
UK Home Secretary, 1997-2001
UK Shadow Home Secretary, 1995-1997
Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee, 1994-1995
UK Shadow Environment Secretary, 1992-1994
UK Shadow Education Secretary, 1987-1992
Opposition spokesman on Local Governement, 1983-1987
Opposition spokesman on Treasury matters, 1980-1983
Visiting Fellow, Nuffield College Oxford
Fellow, Royal Statistical Society
Member, Inner London Education Authority, 1971-1974
President, National Union of Students, 1969-1971
President, Leeds University Students' Union, 1967-1968
Called to the Bar, 1972
Brentwood School, Essex and Leeds University, degrees unknown
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