Debate Held Tonight on Iraqi Invasion Issue

Posted: October 8, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

The university community is invited to a live debate tonight on “Should the United States Invade Iraq, and Should It Do It Alone?” The George Mason University Objectivist Club sponsors the event at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Meeting Room D.

Supporting a unilateral U.S. invasion of Iraq is Nicholas Provenzo, chairman of the Center for the Advancement of Capitalism. He defended America’s right to self-defense on ABC’s Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, and has been featured in the Washington Post and the Washington Times. A five-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Provenzo participated in Operation Sharp Edge in Monrovia, Liberia, and operations in the eastern Mediterranean in support of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Provide Comfort.

Opposing a unilateral U.S. invasion of Iraq is Richard Rubenstein, professor of conflict resolution and public affairs at George Mason’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. A graduate of Harvard College, Oxford University, and Harvard Law School, he is the author of six books on violent conflict, including Alchemists of Revolution: Terrorism in the Modern World and the forthcoming Aristotle’s Children: The War Between Faith and Reason in the Middle Ages. His most recent television appearances have been on Fox Cable News.

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