Former Member of the US House of Representatives (R-NC)
Pro to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"The United Nations obviously agrees that Saddam is a threat, because it has ordered him to stop the development of these weapons and to subject Iraq to unbridled inspections...
I believe that the time has come to fully enforce the weapons inspections in Iraq. I hope the U.N. will take action to fully enforce inspections in Iraq, but if that body fails to take proper action, we must explore other options to get the job done. We cannot hinge the security of the United States to the actions and inactions of the United Nations.
Yesterday, the President said, 'Saddam Hussein’s regime is a grave and gathering danger - to suggest otherwise is to hope against the evidence. To assume this regime’s good faith is to bet the lives of millions and the peace of the world in a reckless gamble. And this is a risk we must not take.' I agree."
Press Release, US House of Representatives website, Sep. 13, 2002
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:
Member, US House of Representatives (R-NC), 1998-2009
Member, Armed Services Committee, Agriculture Committee, and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Assistant Whip, US House of Representatives
Member, North Carolina House of Representatives, 1992-1996
Founding Co-Chairman, Special Operations Forces Caucus
Co-Chairman, Philanthropy Caucus
Former Co-Chairman, Sportsman's Caucus
BA, History, Duke University, 1967
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