Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University
Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"I publicly warned (in the January 2003 Hoover Digest) that the greatest danger facing the United States was not Saddam Hussein's weapons programs but 'imperial overreach and the global wave of anti-Americanism that it is already provoking.' I worried that the United States would be perceived throughout the Arab and Muslim worlds as invading Iraq only because it wanted to control its oil and dominate the region. I felt that Americans would pay a heavy price for going to war without 'compelling evidence that Saddam's regime has flouted its obligation to disarm' and without broad international support."
"Was Iraq a Fool's Errand," Foreign Affairs, Nov./Dec. 2004
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:
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Co-editor, Journal of Democracy
Co-director, International Forum for Democratic Studies
Co-director, International Forum for Democratic Studies, of the National Endowment for Democracy
Professor, Political Science and Sociology (by courtesy), Stanford University
Coordinator, Democracy Program of the new Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford's Institute for International Studies