Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC)
Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"I think that the United Nations makes it clear that Saddam has to disarm, and if he doesn't, then they will disarm him militarily. I have no problem with supporting a United Nations attack on Iraq, but I want it to be supported by the United Nations. That's a well-constituted body... I think this really has to be a world matter. Saddam must be disarmed. He is as evil as everybody says he is. But we need to respect the legal rights that are involved here. Unless they are an imminent threat, we do not have a legal right, in my view, to attack them."
"Meet the Candidates: Howard Dean," PBS OnlineNewsHour, Feb. 25, 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:
Chairman, Democratic National Committee (DNC), 2005-2009
Founder, Democracy for America, 2004
Governor of Vermont, 1991-2003
Recipient, "Public Official of the Year,"Governing magazine, 2002
Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1986-1991
US Congressman (D-VT), 1983-1986
Chairman, National Governors' Association
Chairman, Democratic Governors' Association
Chairman, New England Governors' Conference
MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, 1978