Former US Secretary of State and U.S. National Security Advisor
Pro to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"In early September 2005, Mike Gerson went to see Kissinger in New York City.
'Why did you support the Iraq War?' Gerson asked him.
'Because Afghanistan wasn't enough,' Kissinger answered. In the conflict with radical Islam, he said, they want to humiliate us. 'And we need to humiliate them.' The American response to 9/11 had essentially to be more than proportionate- on a larger scale than simply invading Afghanistan and overthrowing the Taliban. Something else was needed. The Iraq War was essential to send a larger message, 'in order to make a point that we're not going to live in this world that they want for us.' He said he had defended the war ever since."
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:
Founder and Chairman, Kissinger Associates, 1977-present
Member, Defense Policy Board
Member, International Council of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Chairman, International Advisory Board of American International Group, Inc.
Counselor to and Trustee of the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)