Iraq Expert Says War a Bad Idea

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A nationally recognized expert on Iraq spoke at Highland Community College Wednesday night.

Dr. Beth Dougherty told audience members that the only reason the U.S. wants to go to war with Iraq is for oil.

Dr. Dougherty spoke to an audience of about a hundred tonight, telling them that the U.S. has a double standard on democracy. She believes a unilateral U.S. war with Iraq would set the precedent for other countries to invade nations as they see fit.

She says she would only support military action if certain criteria were met. Some audience members thought she made some very good points.

Dr. Dougherty says her intension tonight was to educate people on the other side of the story.

Dr. Dougherty says she believes the resolution in Congress will eventually go through giving the president the power to invade Iraq. She just hopes that the American people will stand up and let their elected officials know how they feel about that.