Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"America cannot base its national security decisions on romantic fantasies but on realities -- and the truth is that the US is embedded in an intervention it should never have undertaken, caught up in a civil war that it cannot settle or stop, and, most importantly, has lost the support of the only constituency that counts -- the American people."
"Iraq Is a Loser," MaximsNews.com, Aug. 23, 2007
[Editor’s Note: Stephen Schlesinger confirmed and elaborated his "Con" position in an Aug. 26, 2009 email to ProCon.org stating: "I have not changed my position on the Iraq war. I believe that the American government made a tragic error in launching its attack on Iraq."]
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:
Adjunct Fellow, Century Foundation
Frequent contributor to magazines, newspapers, and websites, including the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Nation, the New York Observer, Huffingtonpost.com, Maximsnews.com, and Takingnote.tcf.org
Member, Council on Foreign Relations
Member, Overseas Press Club
Member, UN Correspondents Association
Honorary Fellow, Foreign Policy Association
Director, World Policy Institute, New School University, 1997-2006
Recipient, Harry S. Truman Book Award for Act of Creation: The Founding of The United Nations, 2004
Speechwriter and Foreign Policy Advisor for New York Governor Mario Cuomo, 1982-1994
Former Staff Member, United Nations at Habitat
Former Staff Writer, TIME magazine
Former Editor and Publisher, New Democrat magazine
Finalist, National Magazine Award, 1978
JD, Harvard Law School, 1968
BA, Harvard University, 1964
Son of Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., a two-time Pulitzer-Prize winning historian and former special White House assistant to President Kennedy