Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"I believe that Saddam Hussein is an evil and dangerous man who daily abuses his own people and who wishes no good for our country or the world. I fear his weapons of mass destruction and believe they should be eliminated. Yet I believe just as strongly that it would be a mistake for our country to attack Iraq without explicit United Nations authorization.
First, I do not believe that such an attack would make the world or America safer... Second, I believe such an attack would violate international law... Third, I believe there are better uses right now for our troops... Fourth, I believe that there are better uses for our money... Fifth and finally, I do not believe that unilateral pre-emptive attack is what this country stands for."
"A Better Way To Deal With Iraq," Hartford Courant, Oct. 20, 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:
Legal Advisor, US Department of State, Sep. 17, 2009-present
Dean, Yale Law School, 2004-2009
Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale Law School, 1993-2009
Held US Delegate or Head of Delegation positions to: the UN General Assembly (Third Committee), the UN Human Rights Commission, the Organization of American States, the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the UN Committee Against Torture, the Inaugural Community of Democracies Meeting (Warsaw 2000); the UN Conference on New and Restored Democracies (Cotonou, Benin 2000), 1998-2001
Former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, US Department of State
Former Commissioner, Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Director, Orville H. Schell Jr., Center for International Human Rights, Yale Law School, 1993-1998
Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford University, 1996-1997