Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Based on my experience with the administration in the months leading up to the war, I have little choice but to conclude that some of the intelligence related to Iraq's nuclear weapons program was twisted to exaggerate the Iraqi threat...
The question now is how that answer was or was not used by our political leadership. If my information was deemed inaccurate, I understand (though I would be very interested to know why). If, however, the information was ignored because it did not fit certain preconceptions about Iraq, then a legitimate argument can be made that we went to war under false pretenses. (It's worth remembering that in his March 'Meet the Press' appearance, Mr. Cheney said that Saddam Hussein was 'trying once again to produce nuclear weapons.') At a minimum, Congress, which authorized the use of military force at the president's behest, should want to know if the assertions about Iraq were warranted."
"What I Didn't Find in Africa," New York Times, July 6, 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:
Manager, JCWilson International Ventures, a consulting firm specializing in strategic management and international-business development
Sent to Niger on behalf of the CIA to investigate the possibility that Saddam Hussein had a deal to buy enriched uranium yellowcake, February, 2002
Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton, 1997-1998
Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council, Washington, D.C., 1997-1998
Political Adviser to Commander in Chief US Armed Forces, European Command, Stuttgart, Germany, 1995-1997
Ambassador to Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe, 1992-1995
Deputy Chief of Mission, Baghdad, Iraq, 1988-1991
Deputy Chief of Mission, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, 1986-1988
Congressional Fellow, offices of Senator Al Gore and Representative Tom Foley, 1985-1986
Deputy Chief of Mission, Bujumbura, Burundi, 1982-1985
Administrative Officer, Pretoria, South Africa, 1981-1982
Administrative Officer, US State Department, Washington, D.C., 1979-1981
dministrative Office, Lomé, Togo, 1978-1979
General Services Officer, Niamey, Niger, 1976-1978
Graduate of the Senior Seminar, the most advanced International Affairs training offered by the U.S. Government, 1972