Senior Diplomatic Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
Pro to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Over the last 20 years, I have documented the crimes of Saddam Hussein's regime, including the gassing of Kurdish civilians and mass executions. Considering the regime's human toll, I decided to support President Bush's war last year, and did so publicly. I have no doubt that, in spite of everything, Iraq is much better off without Saddam. But as an American, I feel betrayed by my own government's failure to plan for the day the statue fell."
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:
Senior Diplomatic Fellow, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
Consultant, Baghdad, ABC News, 2003
Professor of National Security Strategy, National War College, 1998-1999, 2001-2003
Director for Political, Constitutional, and Electoral Affairs at the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET), 2000-2001
US Ambassador to Croatia, 1993-1998
Senior Advisor, Near East and South Asia and International Organizations to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1979-1993
Former Cabinet Member, Political Affairs and the Timor Sea in the First Transitional Government of East Timor
Member, US delegation to the 35th United Nations General Assembly, 1980
Former Member, US delegation to the 10th and 11th United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Governing Councils
Former Senior Legal Adviser, UNEP
Recipient, Sitari-i-Quad-i-Azam, Pakistan's high civilian award, in recognition of his work to promote human rights and the restoration of democracy in that country
JD, Georgetown University
MA, Oxford University
AB, Harvard College
Helped mediate the Erdut Agreement that ended the war in Croatia, 1995