Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"...a number of European newspapers, including the London Observer, have pointed out that the world has been slowly shifting into an alternative currency to use for international transactions: the euro. Not long ago, the Iraqi government made it official policy that Iraqi oil, two-thirds of which is purchased by American oil companies, had to be paid for in euros.
With the American military serving as the keeper of the oil fields in an occupied Iraq, the first policy change undoubtedly would be that all Iraqi oil sales will be once again exclusively in dollars. This would give the U.S. government the chance to try to stem the tide toward international use of the euro in place of the dollar and to put pressure on the Saudi government to maintain its long-established policy of dealing only in dollars on the oil market. And at the same time Iranian enthusiasm for Euro dealings might be tempered if the American liberators are just next door."
"Why War with Iraq? Follow the Money," Freedom Daily, Mar. 5, 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:
Professor of Economics, Northwood University, Aug. 2009-present
Senior Fellow, American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), 2008-2009
Shelby C. Davis Visiting Professor in American Economic History and Entrepreneurship, Trinity College, 2008-2009
President, Foundation for Economic Education, 2003-2008
Vice President of Academic Affairs, Future of Freedom Foundation, 1989-2003
Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics, Hillsdale College, 1988-2003
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Dallas, 1984-1988
Lecturer in Economics, National University of Ireland at Cork, 1981-1983
PhD, Middlesex University (London)
MA, Economics, Rutgers University
BA, Economics, California State University at Sacramento