Professor of Political Science at Boston University
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Iraq’s possession of weapons of mass destruction is the Bush administration’s most consistently cited justification for going to war against Saddam Hussein, a war whose purpose is additionally rationalized in regional and global terms...
Few would argue that weapons of mass destruction constitute a threat, that their use has catastrophic effects, or that the Iraqi leader sought to acquire them. But how many recall that Presidents Reagan and Bush played critical roles in providing Saddam Hussein with the means to create such weapons? And how many remember that such policies were an integral part of U.S.-Iraqi relations in the 1980s, when major U.S. corporations- with prominent political assistance- were uncritical advocates of a U.S.-Iraqi connection? The evidence is available in press reports, in televised discussions, in hearings held in the U.S. Senate and House in the early 1990s, in parallel inquiries concerning U.K. policies toward Iraq and in other investigations being conducted on U.S.-Iraqi relations."
"Dying to Forget: The US and Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction," Logos, 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 Political Science and History, Boston University
Former Research Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
Fellow, Bunting Institute, 1973
Taught at: Barnard College; Harvard University Extension Division; Harvard University summer session; and Visiting Prof., Department of Humanities, MIT
Member, American Political Science Association
Member, Middle East Institute
Member, Middle East Studies Association
Member, Society for the Historians of American Foreign Relations