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Al D'Amato, JD Biography
||Former US Senator (R-NY)
||Pro to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"More Americans: Iraq Worth Going to War," Remarks made during an interview on Hannity & Colmes, FOX News, Dec. 12, 2003
"Alan [Colmes], you forgot the hundreds of thousands of people who were slaughtered. You forgot the instability that he [Saddam Hussein] created. You did not mention the fact that he did support terrorist activities throughout the world, and even against the U.S. interests, et cetera.
And so our taking him on was an absolute necessity. Now the fact that terrorists throughout the world see this as an opportunity to defeat the United States, we have to be -- and every Democratic candidate, even those who opposed us going in, now say we just simply can't cut and run. We've got to win this battle, and we will. We have to win the peace."
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|Involvement and Affiliations:
||Board Committee Director, Computer Associates
Founder and Managing Director, Park Strategies, LLC
US Senator (R-NY), 1981-1999
Co-authored the Riegle Report (S.R. 103-900), a 551-page document that provided evidence, testimony and documentation of the existence of Gulf War Illness, 1995
Member, President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism (PCAST), 1989
Vice Chairman, Nassau County Board of Supervisors, 1977-1980
Presiding Supervisor, Hempstead, NY, 1977-1980
Town Supervisor, Hempstead, NY, 1971-1977
Tax Assessor, Hempstead, NY, 1969
Public Administrator, Nassau County, NY, 1965-1968
Former Chairman, Senate Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Committee
Former Chairman, National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee
Former Chairman, Committee on Security and Cooperation in Europe (The Helsinki Commission)
Former Member, Council on Foreign Relations
Former Special Master in the Holocaust settlement case with German and Austrian Banks
||JD, Syracuse Law School, 1961
BA, School of Business Administration, Syracuse University, 1959
||Legal name is Alfonse Marcello D'Amato